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
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
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
NYT 30:30 Reagle 13:40 BG Untimed WaPo Untimed LAT 19:28 CS – 16:11 (Evad) Three announcements: (1) Happy birthday to our fearless leader, Amy Reynaldo! I had my first guest stint on this blog last year at this time, and … Continue reading
NYT 23:21 LAT 15:56 Newsday 38:13 CS untimed Just got done baking a Spiderman cake and a magic hat cake for a birthday party tomorrow (two brothers). Fondant and sugar and homemade buttercream are all over the place! I hope … Continue reading
NYT 22:18 LAT 12:58 CHE 11:07 CS Untimed Happy Friday the 13th, everyone! As someone who turned 13 (and 30) on Friday the 13th (February, thanks for asking), I don’t suffer from triskaidekaphobia. So I expect nothing but good luck in … Continue reading
NYT 15:16 Fireball Untimed, but 20-ish minutes Tausig 10:46 BEQ 7:15 CS untimed With Amy well on her way to New York for Lollapuzzoola 3: The Legend of Curly’s Gold, it’s me, Sam Donaldson, sitting in the captain’s chair through … Continue reading