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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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The Week In Crosswords

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.

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The Year In Crosswords, 2012

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

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The Week In Crosswords

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

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The Week In Crosswords

The news cycle is beginning its annual hibernation. In the world of light, human-interest stories, you can expect to hear about nothing but Christmas, New Year’s, year-end reviews and the Mayapocalypse, so it’s tempting to conclude that crossword news is … Continue reading

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