New York Times crossword Oct. 21 / Constructed by Caleb Rasmussen
Today’s ingenious puzzle by Caleb Rasmussen is a lot of fun: It’s a crossword, a maze and a contest.
And I promised Will Shortz that I would not say much more than that.
Crossword bloggers have been asked not to spoil the fun for those who want to enter the contest, which entails figuring out what’s in the “vault” at the center of the puzzle, how to open it, and what obstacles lie in your path.
Here are the details about the contest. The prize is nominal — an NYT crossword calendar — but you’ll also get your named published in the Nov. 4 Times Magazine. And for crossword lovers, such recognition might be even more valuable than what’s in the puzzle’s vault.
I’ll post my thoughts on the grid after 6 p.m. EDT on Tuesday.