L-Space: A Terry Pratchett Tribute

L-Space puzzle preview

This puzzle is a tribute to the best-selling British author, Sir Terry Pratchett, whose imagination and humo(u)r delighted millions of readers worldwide. In 2007, Pratchett was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease, and he passed away in 2015. His 75th birthday would have been on April 28th.

I hope this puzzle, like his books, proves enjoyable and entertaining, while offering a fresh perspective on the familiar. If you're already well-acquainted with Pratchett's worlds, or are brave enough to leap in without a net, I encourage you to try the fan version!

Many thanks to family and friends who tested the puzzle and offered valuable feedback, and to AVCX for agreeing to publish this puzzle. A very special thanks to Ben Tausig, who was incredibly kind and accomodating, and made the puzzle much better than it would otherwise have been.

An Alternative Cryptic

This crossword is my first attempt at a full cryptic. Many thanks to the folks who agreed to test it out and offered feedback.

Nine entries in this puzzle use a twist on the "double definition" clue scheme. This alternate scheme is introduced in the first such entry: 1A. If you're having trouble with that entry, or things are still unclear, you can reveal the explanation by clicking the hint tab below. (Don't worry, it won't spoil anything in the puzzle!)

Each of the themed clues consists of two definitions, and each themed answer can be split into two parts. One definition is standard, and applies to the entire answer, while the other definition applies to either one of the answer parts.

A note regarding the online solver

I'm developing the online solver as a pet project. It is written entirely in HTML/CSS/JavaScript, and is completely serverless/client-side (no information you load or type in is transfered). Besides offering puzzles from the website, it can be used to load and solve .PUZ files from your computer.

The solver is still a work in progress. It is missing many features, and may be buggy. It is offered as-is, with no guarantees. If you encounter bugs or have other feedback, feel free to reach out via the email address below.

I can be reached at sdbrody [at] gmail [dot] com.