For a mere $6, you can receive Peter Gordon’s topical Newsflash crosswords, 20 puzzles over the next year (roughly). Check out the Kickstarter page and get in on the project as a backer if you like crosswords and you like keeping current on names in the news. (I find it helps with both crosswords and trivia competitions!) Deadline is Sunday, June 29, at 8 pm.
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.