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
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
NYT 13:49 (Sam) Fireball untimed (Sam) Tausig 8:18 (Sam) LAT 11:14 (Sam) BEQ8:18 (Jeffrey – paper) CS untimed Six puzzles and three bloggers! Jeffrey will cover the BEQ and Janie will review the CrosSynergy, while I (Sam Donaldson) have all … Continue reading
NYT 6:47 (Sam) LAT 4:50 (Sam) Onion 8:51 (Sam) CS untimed Happy Hump Day, everyone. Sam Donaldson here to review three of this week’s Wednesday crosswords. As usual, Janie will drop in with her review of the CrosSynergy puzzle a … Continue reading
NYT 27:31 (Sam) Reagle 18:25 (Sam) BG 24:02 (Sam) LAT 15:57 (Sam) CS 12:15 (Sam) Hello, everyone! Sam Donaldson back for more, this time strictly from the perspective of a solver.
NYT Hours and hours! (Sam) LAT 9:15 (Sam) Newsday 48:17 (Sam) CS untimed Amy’s in transit from Chicago to a secret sunny destination for spring break, so it’s me, Sam Donaldson, sitting in for the weekend puzzles. Wait, that means … Continue reading
NYT 7:15 (Sam) Jonesin’ 5:15 (Sam) LAT 5:32 (Sam) CS Untimed (Janie) Happy St. Patrick’s Eve, crossword fans! Sam Donaldson here filling in for Amy while she completes her March Madness bracket. Now that we survived the Ides of March, … Continue reading