Author Archives: T Campbell

About T Campbell

T Campbell is a crossword constructor and comics scriptwriter. Among his cruciverbal accomplishments are the Ubercross C-Spot (the largest puzzle to follow New York Times standard rules), Crossworlds, a collection of 50 science-fiction-themed puzzles, and the forthcoming On Crosswords: Callin' Out Them Squares.

The Week In Crosswords

The week’s biggest story concerned a pair of crossword clues and answers, “The political belief of preserving traditional moral values by restricting personal freedoms and encouraging prosperity through economic freedom (CONSERVATISM)” and “The political belief of equality and personal freedom … Continue reading

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The Week In Crosswords

The most entertaining find this week is Crossword, the charming 7-minute silent film below that uses its simple conceit with a very dry wit. Hugh Stephenson reviews his 16 years editing Guardian crosswords, mulling the incremental changes the feature has … Continue reading

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The Week In Crosswords

To link or not to link? PJ Lifestyle, a conservative blog, has posted a crossword puzzle “for the aspiring jihadist” and has now posted its answer key. I am not actually linking this one because I find it hateful (you … Continue reading

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Catching Up With The Last Week In Crosswords

Well, this is a lateness record… and the irony is that what’s kept me away from the crossword coverage has largely been work on On Crosswords. (So many layout issues… not that attending a weekend comics convention helped, either.) Our … Continue reading

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The Week In Crosswords

Big news in the world of crossword editing. Peter Gordon has stepped down from his post as writer of the topical crossword in The Week, and Matt Gaffney has taken over. Later this year, Patrick Berry will end his tenure … Continue reading

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The Week In Crosswords

So, there was some kind of contest last weekend? Will Shortz was involved? Sort of an Olympic event for word nerds? Yes, that’s right, I’m talking about the Symmys. The winning palindromes from that first-year contest will no doubt be … Continue reading

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The Week In Crosswords

Late on this mostly because I was working on the book, so let’s get right to it: The American Crossword Puzzle Tournament approacheth: the winners page is currently up and has “Perhaps you” in every spot, which is technically true, … Continue reading

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