Archive for the 'Black Ink' Category

Black Ink 2.0.7: Smoother Full-Screen Transitions

Friday, June 26th, 2020

Black Ink 2.0.7 is now available on the Black Ink site and on the Mac App Store. This update addresses some visual glitches in the app that took away from the goal of providing a “pristine” crossword-solving experience. If you notice other drawing issues that “just don’t look right,” please be sure to let me […]

Daily Crossword Links

Friday, June 12th, 2020

One of the challenges for Black Ink lovers is finding a steady supply of new puzzles to solve in the app. I publish a list of resources with pointers to many sources of free and paid puzzles, but there are yet more options out there! Matt Gritzmacher has a novel approach to addressing this problem, […]

Black Ink 2.0.6: Solving Improvements

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

Black Ink 2.0.6 is now available on the Black Ink site and on the Mac App Store. This update improves some of Black Ink’s nuanced solving affordances, including its support for “direct clue navigation”. When you type a numeric value while solving in Black Ink, you see a heads-up display previewing the clue number you’ll […]

Black Ink 2.0.4: Support for The Inkubator

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

I’m excited to announce a new premium puzzle source for Black Ink: The Inkubator. This puzzle is dedicated to showcasing puzzles constructed by women. Or, as they put it: “cis women, trans women, & woman-aligned constructors.” The puzzles come out twice a month, and normally cost $25/year, but at the moment they are offering a […]