Fireball puzzle 7:18; meta 5 minutes (Matt) (3.75 avg; 4 ratings)
NYT 4:54 (Amy) (3.18 avg; 11 ratings)
Jonesin' tk (Amy) (no ratings)
LAT tk (Amy) (no ratings)
CS tk (Ade) (no ratings)
Xword Nation untimed (Janie) (no ratings)
Amy Reynaldo, the author of How to Conquer the New York Times Crossword Puzzle, is a top-10 finisher at the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. Her first New York Times crossword byline appeared July 5, 2009. She solves at least three crosswords a day and writes about them here.