Loplop Crosswords

By George Ho

Indie cryptic crosswords and occasional variety puzzles, published whenever I finish writing them. Creator of cryptics.georgeho.org.

Indie cryptic crosswords and occasional variety puzzles, published whenever I finish writing them. Creator of cryptics.georgeho.org.

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Second Thoughts: Loplop Variety Quiptic #017 [13x]

I’ve been a bit quiet lately but I’m back with another puzzle!I’ve been stewing over the idea for this variety puzzle for a while now, and at some point found myself super unmotivated to finish cluing it. Eventually I decided to turn it into a variety quiptic…

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Loplop Puns and Anagrams #016 [11×]

Surprise! Not a cryptic this time!Puns and anagrams (a.k.a. P&As or pandas 🐼) are wily puzzles. Michael Lieberman points out that puns should be at least as silly or wacky as the question-mark clues in regular American-style crosswords. As someone who lov…

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Loplop Cryptic #015 [15×]

A 15× themeless for my 15th puzzle!Before diving in, I wanted to call out that Last Round, my previous puzzle (which featured in Taylor Johnson’s lemonade disco), is one of the most streamed puzzles I’ve made, which was immensely gratifying to see! If you wan…

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Last Round: Loplop Cryptic #014 (in lemonade disco!)

I’m excited to have a cryptic in the inaugural lemonade disco! It’s called “Last Round” and, aptly, is the last puzzle in the suite. It was also my first (hopefully not last!) chance to work with the incredible Steve Mossberg, who’s been a tireless and gracio…

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Loplop Cryptic #013 [15×]

We’re back with a regular-sized themeless puzzle! But before we dive in, I want to quickly plug my newsletter, which is the best way to get notified whenever a new Loplop puzzle goes up.As always, a huge thank you to Michael Colella and dadgumituh and jsmr25 …

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Better Than One: Loplop Cryptic #012 (with Aaron Riccio!)

This puzzle is a collaboration with the one and only Crossword Scholar, Aaron Riccio! Every week, Aaron writes a Cryptic Roundup which provides a thorough analysis of cryptic clues which catch his fancy. It’s always a delight to browse through the smoothest, …

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Loplop Cryptic #011 [5×]

After my last puzzle with The Rackenfracker, I’m sure you’re eager for a change of pace, so here’s a bite-sized puzzle! Thanks to Michael Colella and dianyx for the test solves.Please do check out the clue workshop below, and I’ll be back soon with another fu…

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In One Basket: Loplop Variety #010 (with The Rackenfracker!)

I’m delighted to say that Loplop #010 is also Rackenfracker #8!This is my first collaboration (with The Rackenfracker or with anyone else), and working with them has truly been an education. This crossword has been almost three months(!) in the making — a tes…