Just a couple of quick notes for “Callin’ Them Squares” readers: Sorry that an unfinished version of this week’s installment, “The Marian” was on the site for a few hours, and sorry the finished version won’t be up till the 15th. The reason for both circumstances boils down to one three-letter answer: FLU. I’m doing much better, in that I can now form coherent thoughts again, but I’ve got some catching up ahead of me. Thanks to everybody who’s commented on and enjoyed the series so far. I won’t leave you hangin’.
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.