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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Ben Tausig’s already-linked piece on the economics of the crossword business is must reading for anyone who wants to understand the current state of the industry. Related: be careful sharing ideas for puzzles on social media… The boy genius of … Continue reading
With 110 potential buyers for the Hostess brands, it is likely that the ultra-Scrabbly SUZY Q’S will live on to populate an avant-garde puzzle or three in 2013. So relax. More seriously, the week’s been marked by some interesting new … Continue reading
Cover the crossword beat enough and you will get a bit jaded. It’s like grey hairs. It just happens. So while Twitter is very excited about this New York Times video covering the creation of crossword puzzles, this writer’s more … Continue reading
The week’s juiciest items read like the sequel to last week’s. The newly-renamed American Values Crossword succeeded in raising enough money for its next year of life, with the help of some mainstream media coverage and a little boost from … Continue reading
Miss the Onion AV Club crossword? So do its former contributors, who’ve launched a Kickstarter to bring it back to life as an independent feature. This deserves your support. Deb Amlen announced a new look for the New York Times … Continue reading
Taylor Swift’s “Red” has broken music sales records, so it’s kind of hard to get away from her lyric, “Fighting with him was like trying to solve a crossword and realizing there’s no right answer.” Everyone on Twitter seems to … Continue reading