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 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

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The Week In Crosswords

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

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One More Puzzle Contest (For Charity)

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!

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The Week In Crosswords

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

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The Week In Crosswords

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

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The Week In Crosswords

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

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The Week In Crosswords

Or maybe “the week and a half.” Shortly after Araucaria’s cancer announcement, he gave this interview to The Guardian and got a moving memorial from The Age. This week’s image of a monkey puzzle tree (scientific name Araucaria araucana) is … Continue reading

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