Time well misspent.

The Rackenfracker publishes US variety cryptic crosswords by dadgumituh and jmsr525, whose puzzles have also appeared in Out of Left Field and AVCX. Subscribe today to get an exclusive puzzle emailed to your inbox every month, as well as free puzzles as we release them. Plus, you'll always be able to get the last four months of exclusive puzzles on the website.

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Out of Shape

Right now, subscribers are receiving puzzles from Out of Shape, which grafts cryptic clues onto some classic (and original!) crossword gimmicks to create some  mind-bending, and possibly page-bending, grids. You can try a free puzzle here.

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