Author Archives: Sam Donaldson

My Big Fat Fun Wedding: Contest Results!

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

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Two Weeks Left to Enter “My Big Fat Fun Wedding”

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

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The 2011 Orca Awards

We’re here on the black and white carpet, just minutes from the start of the 2011 Orca Awards! It’s a veritable who’s who of crosswording talent, and many are dressed in DIOR or YSL. The excitement is truly palpable!  Before … Continue reading

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2011 Oryx Awards – Best Crossword Nominees

On Oscar Sunday, February 26, this blog will host the 2011 Oryx Awards, honoring several of the outstanding achievements in crossword puzzle construction from puzzles published in 2011. Honors will be given in several categories, including Best Easy Puzzle, Best … Continue reading

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Free Puzzle Contest – “My Big Fat Fun Wedding”

To celebrate my upcoming wedding this summer, I am pleased to offer a new puzzle contest, “My Big Fat Fun Wedding.” The puzzles are pitched at an easy-medium difficulty level, but I hope beginners and experts alike enjoy them. Solvers … Continue reading

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Cleaner PDF Version of the Sunday NYT

Rumor has it that the posted PDF version of the Sunday NYT crossword is incorrect.  Jim Horne has offered this helpful link to a clean and correct version of the puzzle.  It’s a Trip Payne puzzle, so that means good … Continue reading

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Sunday, 1/2/11

NYT 28:15 (Sam) Reagle 7:57 (Jeffrey) BG 18:53 (Sam) WaPo Untimed (Janie) LAT 10:24 (Jeffrey) CS 10:07 (Evad) Sporting a new tan and recharged batteries, Our Fearless Leader is on the way home from vacation. That means you get most … Continue reading

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