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The Rows Garden is a variety crossword puzzle. It is hard to make, but unbelievably fun to solve. I'm making 10 for you to try.
Did you miss this Kickstarter campaign? Hey, don't despair: the party has moved to gardenpartycrosswords.com. Come visit there and sign up to get Rows Gardens by email!
Did you miss this Kickstarter campaign? Hey, don't despair: the party has moved to gardenpartycrosswords.com. Come visit there and sign up to get Rows Gardens by email!
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Rows Garden puzzles were invented in 1995 by Patrick Berry, who still publishes his creations in the Wall St. Journal and at http://blogs.wsj.com/puzzle. They are incredibly fun to solve, and are approachable by anyone who can solve at about a Thursday level in the New York Times.  I'm betting that, after solving this packet of 10 Rows Gardens, you will want more, and that will be the birth of Garden Party Crosswords: an email service that sends you an original puzzle every week. 

For beginners, there is a free starter puzzle at GardenPartyCrosswords.com that gives more than the usual number of hints (enumerations, order of Blooms, whether to write clockwise or counterclockwise) - try it! There is also a free "standard" Garden Party puzzle for download there.

Why "Rows Garden"? Imagine a garden laid out in rows of blooms: 

 

 

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It's my first Kickstarter, but I feel confident I can manage the email and mailing challenges. The puzzles, meanwhile, are coming along nicely and will certainly be ready if this project is successful.

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    Ten Rows Garden Puzzles in PDF

    I'll send you two files: one with 10 one-page puzzles and another with the answers

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    Ten Rows Garden Puzzles in hard copy

    I'll send you a booklet with 10 one-page puzzles and an answer key in the back. This is a great gift for a crossword enthusiast. Shipping included!

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    Custom Rows Garden with your seed entry

    You can give me a 9-letter entry for Row A (or a 10- to 15-letter entry for Row B) and I will make a custom Rows Garden. Your spouse's name? Pet's name? Just about anything! [NOTE: This assumes your seed entry CAN be used. If your favorite band is OKEAN ELZY, you're out of luck, because I can't think of any 6-letter words that would fit in a Bloom that include LZY, whether going clockwise or counterclockwise.]

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    Custom Rows Garden with full rights

    You can give me a 9-letter entry for Row A (or a 10- to 15-letter entry for Row B) and I will make a custom Rows Garden [See restriction above] AND give you full rights to reuse as you choose.

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