Belated again, and two of the most interesting news bits this week have been covered by Amy (the video crossword and the Rex Parker-produced/Patrick Blindauer-edited American Red Crosswords). Plus, a lot of attention’s still focused on the regex crossword we showed off last week. So what’s left?
Some low-level tension plays out between mystery-solving couple Booth and Brennan on the recent Bones episode “The Friend in Need,” and a poor, innocent crossword gets caught in the crossfire:
Cheer up, Booth, you could be as cruciverbally challenged as this guy.
Portugese crossword scholar Sergio Barcellos Ximenes has put all his work in one easy-to-access place.
The Nation discusses letter banks in cryptics.
If you agree with its point or can swallow your disagreement, you might find an interesting rhetorical use of the Times crossword in this essay on taxation.
Can a crosswordese answer go mainstream again? Pretty sure URALS has. Sympathies for the meteor damage, but at least there were no reported fatalities.
And finally, for Wheel of Fortune devotees, Vanna White’s style moments.