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 2012
Happy New Year! Thanks for visiting Diary of a Crossword Fiend in 2012. Jeffrey crunched the numbers, and we reviewed 1,862 crosswords during the year. Me, I blogged 865 puzzles. (I even remember a few of them.) This was the … Continue reading
Due to a general lack of news (aside from a couple items Amy’s already covered) and a major deadline, the “Week in Crosswords” feature is taking the week off. Special “year in review” edition next week!
It’s time to announce the Fireball Crosswords contest winner! I admired the submissions of Jefe, the domestic goddess, Jeff Chen, Phil, and Bob Stigger, but have to give the edge to Xan for his evocative and perplexing explanation: “I didn’t subscribe … Continue reading
You might be waiting for Matt Gaffney’s Weekly Crossword Contest this Friday and every Friday. You might be solving Patrick Blindauer’s Las Vegas Puzzlefest even as we speak (there’s still time! contest deadline is in February). You may be hankering for more … Continue reading