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
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
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
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