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:
Risks and challenges
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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