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 week’s biggest story concerned a pair of crossword clues and answers, “The political belief of preserving traditional moral values by restricting personal freedoms and encouraging prosperity through economic freedom (CONSERVATISM)” and “The political belief of equality and personal freedom … Continue reading
The most entertaining find this week is Crossword, the charming 7-minute silent film below that uses its simple conceit with a very dry wit. Hugh Stephenson reviews his 16 years editing Guardian crosswords, mulling the incremental changes the feature has … Continue reading
To link or not to link? PJ Lifestyle, a conservative blog, has posted a crossword puzzle “for the aspiring jihadist” and has now posted its answer key. I am not actually linking this one because I find it hateful (you … Continue reading
Well, this is a lateness record… and the irony is that what’s kept me away from the crossword coverage has largely been work on On Crosswords. (So many layout issues… not that attending a weekend comics convention helped, either.) Our … Continue reading
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