A written transcript of the audio is here, to reduce the frightful nature of this difficult puzzle after Halloween.
or solve online (using our beta test of Penpa-Edit tools; use tab to alternate between a shading mode and a number entry mode to track clues.)
Theme: Ten Out of Ten
Author/Opus: This is the 329th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Grant Fikes.
Rules: Standard Cross the Streams rules. Also, (as transcribed from the audio file): “You will hear the clues read to you, first the across clues (starting with the topmost row and moving towards the bottom) and then the down clues (starting with the leftmost column and moving towards the right). In this charming 10×10 puzzle, called “Ten Out of Ten”, grandmaster Grant Fikes demonstrates an affinity for the number 10, using it not just once but twice in the column clues.”
Difficulty: 4 stars
Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 9:00, Master = 13:00, Expert = 26:00