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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Some weeks it’s hard to decide which event should lead the coverage. This is not one of those weeks. But it is a story that some may find upsetting, so it goes under the cut.
Thanks to Sam Donaldson for his kind permission. While his February Orca Awards will focus on the best puzzles in various important categories, I’d like to give acknowledgment to some other notable record-setters. A number of these records come from … Continue reading
I was waylaid by various events last week, including an unexpected change in jobs, a lengthy convention and a fever, so the end-of-year report is running late. But first, here are a few bits of OLD NEWS… Though it’s far … Continue reading
January Betty White’s 90th birthday “bash” consists largely of doing crossword puzzles and “having a wonderful time with my dog.” 30 Rock makes an incisive jab at a certain crossword market with this line, spoken by Jenna: “Amazing news, Liz! … Continue reading
Due to a general lack of news (aside from a couple items Amy’s already covered) and a major deadline, the “Week in Crosswords” feature is taking the week off. Special “year in review” edition next week!
Puzzlehunt-makers are rolling out some special projects to get the drop on the new year. Andrew J. Ries has announced a crossword-heavy “Metapuzzle 2012” on his site, but its release schedule says 2013 to me. If you like your puzzlehunts … Continue reading