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Attention, ACPTers! There’s still time to get in on the Cru dinner on Friday, March 7. Details here.
Attention, constructors! Jeffrey Harris, crossword editor for the Chronicle of Higher Education, is looking for some smartypants puzzles. Here’s Jeffrey’s call for submissions:
Submission rates for the CHE crossword have dwindled quite a bit recently, so I thought I’d take this opportunity to remind people of the venue. You can visit the Chronicle site for a detailed spec sheet (scroll down to below the list of puzzle links), but here are the bullet points:
- We accept 15×15 (or occasionally 15×16 or 15×14) crosswords with scholarly themes—literary, scientific, etc. Constructors are encouraged to send theme queries before filling a grid, and filled grids before writing clues.
- The pay is $150 per puzzle, which I believe is only behind the Times and Fireball in open-submission pay rates for that size.
Since submissions are low, turnaround time will be quite fast.
(Amy here.) The CHE has run some really fabulous puzzles with intricate, tricky themes, as well as puzzles with more straightforward scholarly themes. It’s a boon to constructors to be able to submit themes for approval, too, rather than creating an entire puzzle only to be asked to rework the theme. Show us what you’ve got!