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: February 2013
We’re back on the black and white carpet, just minutes from the start of the 2012 Orca Awards! Just like last year, this year’s Orca ceremony promises lots of surprises and special moments, including the Margaret Farrar Award for constructor … Continue reading
It’s here! It’s finally here! Sunday, the Oscars, and of course the Orcas. Tune in here at Crossword Fiend at noon Eastern/9 am Pacific when Sam Donaldson posts the winners of the Orca Awards. Best easy puzzle! Best themeless! Best … Continue reading
If you’re attending the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament in a couple weeks—whether you’re a first-timer looking to meet congenial people or you’re looking forward to seeing old friends—you’re invited to the annual Cru dinner. Mike Alpern has organized a buffet … Continue reading
No Fireball writeup until after the contest deadline Sunday, when Matt will regale us with the story of how the meta is so easy, once you know where to look. (I may be looking in the wrong place so far.) … Continue reading