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’m also one of the 10 constructors featured in the book “Will Shortz’s Favorite Puzzlemakers.”

The pages you’ll find here include:

  • Kickstart Me—learn about my current campaign, “Piece of Cake Crosswords
  • Emporium—the perfect place for purchasing
    • Puzzlefests—interconnected crossword packs with a final answer. 6 different themes available now and a 7th coming soon!
    • 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—full bio and links to my other interests. It’s like my origin story in paragraph form.
  • Contact—for emailing me directly. You can also get in touch with me pretty fast via Twitter.

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

A Kickstarter Project

I’m launching a Kickstarter campaign to create a weekly easy crossword, to be delivered directly into your inbox every Monday morning.

Ye Olde Puzzle Shoppe

Shop 'til you stop!

I have 6 Puzzlefests (interconnected crosswords with a final answer) available now, with a 7th to be announced soon! You can also hire me to construct a Custom Crossword for your special occasion or corporate event. I’ve also got some books you can buy; “Easy Breezy Crosswords” and “Easy Like Monday Morning Crosswords” are my biggest sellers.

Getting to Know Me

My-o Bio

Learn more about me, both where I started and where I am now. What a long, strange trip it’s been!

3-2-1 ... Contact

Reach out and touch someone and that someone is me.

Get in touch through the magic of modern technology.