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: Sam Donaldson
The Orcas are back! Budget cuts forced us to scrap the fancy-shmancy awards ceremony this year. (Now we’ll just have to imagine what Henry Hook would have worn on the black-and-white carpet.) We had a cute little magic show all planned … Continue reading
Now that the Oscars are so five minutes ago, it’s time to get excited for the 2013 Orca Awards, coming to Diary of a Crossword Fiend on Wednesday, March 19! As in prior years, the Orcas will honor excellence in … Continue reading
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
Mark your calendars: The complete 2012 Orca Awards ceremony will be featured right here at Diary of a Crossword Fiend on Sunday, February 24! Like last year, this year’s celebration of the most outstanding crosswords from 2012 will include awards … Continue reading
Forty-seven solvers from across the country submitted the correct “final word” to My Big Fat Fun Wedding contest in time for the random drawing. What was the final word? Who won? Where can you get the answers to the puzzles? … Continue reading
There’s still time to send in your entry for my free puzzle contest, “My Big Fat Fun Wedding.” It’s a collection of easy-to-medium puzzles created in celebration of my upcoming wedding this summer. Solvers who submit the correct final answer … Continue reading