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: Amy Reynaldo
If you’re curious to see the scores and standings for the Crosswords LA tournament, they’re here. I’m particularly fond of the histograms showing the distribution of puzzle submissions by minutes remaining on the clock. Data!
News from the West Coast! At Crosswords LA, Eric Maddy emerged victorious from a tough finals puzzle by David Quarfoot. Jordan Chodorow placed second and John Beck third. Congrats, gentlemen, and congrats to tournament organizer Elissa Grossman!
Tournament news! The Crosswords LA tournament runs this Saturday morning and afternoon. Wish I could be there! I had a blast working with the constructors on a fabulous set of crosswords. And the Indie 500 tournament has set a date and … Continue reading
Over at his Devil Cross puzzle site, Evan Birnholz has written a righteous polemic against the underwhelming fill ALER(S) and NLER(S). Check it out.