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 indefatigable Mike Selinker’s got a lot to share with us this week via a trolling-free Reddit page and podcast interview. Congrats to Sam Donaldson for crunching the numbers on this year’s real Orca Awards. The Bones episode mentioned last … Continue reading
Belated again, and two of the most interesting news bits this week have been covered by Amy (the video crossword and the Rex Parker-produced/Patrick Blindauer-edited American Red Crosswords). Plus, a lot of attention’s still focused on the regex crossword we … Continue reading
An item I missed until now, which will be over in a couple days: Andrew Feist’s Second Annual Puzzle Contest for Charity. Check it out!
One of the most serious aspects of crossword news is the puzzles’ still-controversial role as “preventative medicine” for various forms of senile dementia. That role is likely to increase, as Alzheimer’s cases are projected to triple between now and 2050. … Continue reading
As if Araucaria hadn’t earned enough people’s admiration for his long career and dignified handling of terminal illness, the Guardian notes that the 91-year-old master has introduced BBC IPLAYER to the British crossword lexicon. Sorry for not mentioning that National … Continue reading
Trip Payne’s puzzle contest got kicked off Kickstarter (which doesn’t allow contest elements) so he’s raising the funding for it on his own site, much like the elsewhere-mentioned Emily Cox, Henry Rathvon and Henry Hook, funding their CRooked Crossword series. … Continue reading