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.
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Five post-ACPT remarks: I laid eyes on the rarest of cruciverbal unicorns, His Honor HH, Henry Hook. He was perfectly genial when we chatted, but of course, if I had said something dumb, he’d surely have insulted me. (I would … Continue reading
C.C. Burnikel suggested another discussion topic: “The themeless puzzles are dominated by male constructors. I wonder why other woman constructors are not making them.” Our most prolific female themeless/freestyle puzzle-makers include Karen Tracey (a regular in the Washington Post’s Post … Continue reading
It’s here! American Crossword Puzzle Tournament time is here! If you’re interested in following the standings as they develop, start checking http://www.crosswordtournament.com/2014/index.htm beginning on Saturday afternoon. My “training” for this year’s ACPT consisted of doing the occasional cryptic, variety puzzle, … Continue reading
The spotlight is on women in the crossword business this week, as we head towards David Steinberg’s Saturday-evening presentation about the Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project and women’s contributions to the New York Times crossword over the decades. I don’t know what … Continue reading