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.
Monthly Archives: December 2010
NYT 3:23 LAT 3:41 CS 5:27 (Evad) BEQ 9:16 (Matt Gaffney) Not sure I’ll get to the BEQ before hitting the highway Monday. Apologies if it goes unblogged. Special guest blogger Matt Gaffney!
NYT 7:53 Reagle 8:48 (Jeffrey) BG 18:02 (Sam) WaPo untimed (Jeffrey)/7:45 (Amy) LAT 13:30 (Jeffrey) CS 13:27 (Evad) Special thanks to Jeffrey for taking the lead on the Sunday puzzles so I can take some R&R time.
NYT 4:41 LAT 4:09 Newsday 8:11 CS untimed NYT Second Sunday: 7 minutes, 15 minutes—Eric Berlin’s “Wry Tangles” (PDF) Merry Christmas! And Happy Hanukkah-was-weeks-ago! Diary of a Crossword Fiend will adhere to a holiday blogging schedule for the next week … Continue reading
NYT 5:22 LAT 4:14 CS untimed WSJ 9:45 Jim Horne shines a spotlight on his favorite NYT crossword of 2010, along with assorted puzzle achievements. We here at Diary of a Crossword Fiend will be sharing our favorites as well … Continue reading
The fact-finders sneer at the anything-goes. In fact, they don’t have patience with a lot of other crossword forms. They’re not into dazzling wordplay. “More like frazzling nerd play,” harrumphs the Marian, and if it sees you chuckling at that, … Continue reading
NYT 4:28 LAT 4:48 (Jeffrey) Tausig 10:48 (Jeffrey) CS untimed BEQ 3:55
Onion 4:12 NYT 3:54 LAT 3:39 CS untimed