Today’s puzzle is a collaboration with the one and only juff, a fantastic cryptic setter and streamer (with many other talents, one of which is on display after you solve this puzzle). Check out their post for this collab here, and a great essay on symmetry in cryptics (along with a fun puzzle) here!
We’ve been wanting to collaborate for a bit, so when juff had the idea of doing a modern homage to a vintage Halloween-themed Hex puzzle, I was excited to jump on board!
Many thanks to Saroota and Skaldskaparmal for their helpful test solves.
Hope you enjoy, and, as ever, let us know what you think!