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.
Author Archives: Jeffrey
NYT 7:00 (joon—across lite) LAT 2:45 (joon—across lite) CS untimed (Janie) Newsday 11:15 (Jeffrey – paper) – now updated WSJ “Rows Garden” (Jeffrey – solved but not blogged. Just ask questions in the comments if you need help.) Message from … Continue reading
“Pole Dance” by Patrick Blindauer - 11:07 Good morning everyone. Jeffrey here. In case you missed it, please read Amy’s announcement in the previous post. I’ll have more to say about this over the next few days. For now, let’s … Continue reading
“Enough” by Myles Callum – 10:16 An “Olaf” is a term I coined for clues that provide lots of specific information that really don’t help you get the answer if the first couple words don’t get you there.
“Pontification” by Joon Pahk – 14:08
Signs of the Times by Randolph Ross – 12:45 or so (paper – interrupted)
“And the Nominees Are…” by Pancho Harrison - 9:41 Hi everyone. It’s Jeffrey back for another week for crossword madness in Fiendland. And the updated 2010 ACPT scores now place me at number 59. Isn’t that groovy? Slow down, you … Continue reading
“Table Talk” by Harvey Estes – 14:51 Hi, it’s Jeffrey. The Daily Beast puzzle is no more (sniff) but at the Crossword Fiend Annual General Meeting I was assigned the Wall Street Journal so I can keep my coveted Friday morning … Continue reading