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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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
“Drop the crossword puzzle and go outside, you old nerds, before your brains fall out through your ears,” said the Wall Street Journal and Daily Mail. All right, I’m paraphrasing, but only slightly. Many news outlets ran with a study … Continue reading
Congratulations to Mark Goodliffe, who set a new record this weekend with five consecutive wins at the London Times cryptic crossword tournament… then just about finished another puzzle while waiting for Jason James to come in second.