You found the new e-den of me, Patrick Blindauer! I’m a professional crossword puzzle maker with over 60 puzzles published in the New York Times. I also cohost a tournament called Lollapuzzoola, my crossword clock was once used to decorate the set of Modern Family, and I’m one of the 10 constructors featured in the book Will Shortz’s Favorite Puzzlemakers.

The pages you’ll find here include:

  • Subscribe—join the puzzle party with Piece of Cake Crosswords, my weekly crossword series which started as a successful Kickstarter campaign.
  • Emporium—the perfect place for purchasing
    • Puzzlefests—interconnected crossword packs with a final answer. 6 different past themes available and a 7th available for preorder now!
    • Custom Puzzles—get your very own word-crossing genie to do your bidding … for a price, of course.
    • Books—see all of my book babies and click through to Amazon if’n you wanna.
  • About—read my full bio and learn about some of my other obsessions.
  • Contact—email me directly with a fancy-shmancy form.

Click around, explore the virtual nooks and crannies, and let me know if there’s anything I can do to make your brain happier while you’re here.

Thanks for visiting!

Piece of Cake Crosswords

Fun not frustrating

I recently launched a new crossword subscription service! Come check out the sample puzzles, get all the details, and join the puzzle party.


Shop 'til you stop!

Check out my Puzzlefests (interconnected crosswords with a final answer), learn about getting a Custom Crossword made for a special occasion or corporate event, or browse my books.

Get to Know Me

My-o Bio

Learn where I started as well as where I am now. What a long, strange trip it’s been!

3-2-1 ... Contact

Get in touch.

I’ll touch you back.