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.
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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
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
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
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
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
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