Two weeks till Christmas! If you’re looking for gift ideas for puzzlers in your life, or if you’re looking for recommendations to pass along to the folks buying you gifts, you could do worse than to peruse Michael Sharp’s suggestions. In fact, I’ve ordered Andrew Ries’s For the Birds Crosswords book for someone on my list.
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.