Sunday, October 19, 2014

NYT 9:57 (Amy)    (2.95 avg; 22 ratings)
Reagle 8:19 (Amy)    (4.06 avg; 8 ratings)
LAT 7:41 (Amy)    (3.00 avg; 7 ratings)
Hex/Hook 9:02 (pannonica)    (no ratings)
WaPo 14:45 (1 error) (Sam)    (3.42 avg; 13 ratings)
CS 27:11 (Ade)    (3.64 avg; 11 ratings)

News from the West Coast! At Crosswords LA, Eric Maddy emerged victorious from a tough finals puzzle by David Quarfoot. Jordan Chodorow placed second and John Beck third. Congrats, gentlemen, and congrats to tournament organizer Elissa Grossman!
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Saturday, October 18, 2014

NYT 7:16* (Amy)    (3.72 avg; 25 ratings)
Newsday 6:27 (Amy)    (4.00 avg; 7 ratings)
LAT 3:03 (Andy)    (3.81 avg; 13 ratings)
CS 12:52 (Ade)    (3.25 avg; 6 ratings)

Tournament news! The Crosswords LA tournament runs this Saturday morning and afternoon. Wish I could be there! I had a blast working with the constructors on a fabulous set of crosswords.

And the Indie 500 tournament has set a date and place: Saturday, May 30, at George Washington University in D.C. The event’s being put together by five indie constructors: Erik Agard, Evan Birnholz, Peter Broda, Neville Fogarty, and Andy Kravis. The constructors will be those five plus another chosen via a competition, which is a nifty way to do it.
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Friday, October 17, 2014

NYT 4:45 (Amy)    (3.24 avg; 29 ratings)
LAT 7:02 (Gareth)    (3.18 avg; 14 ratings)
CS 8:32 (Ade)    (2.38 avg; 8 ratings)
CHE 10:13 (pannonica)    (3.60 avg; 5 ratings)
WSJ (Friday) 4:37 (pannonica)    (3.21 avg; 7 ratings)
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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Fireball 9:49 (Amy)    (4.29 avg; 7 ratings)
NYT 4:30 (Amy)    (3.57 avg; 43 ratings)
LAT 4:26 (Gareth)    (3.05 avg; 11 ratings)
CS 11:41 (Ade)    (3.25 avg; 8 ratings)
BEQ untimed (Matt)    (3.61 avg; 9 ratings)

Over at his Devil Cross puzzle site, Evan Birnholz has written a righteous polemic against the underwhelming fill ALER(S) and NLER(S). Check it out.
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

AV Club 5:52 (Amy)     (4.05 avg; 10 ratings)
NYT 3:07 (Amy)    (3.68 avg; 28 ratings)
LAT 4:10 (Gareth)    (3.37 avg; 15 ratings)
CS 13:58 (Ade)    (2.86 avg; 7 ratings)
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MGWCC #332

crossword 5-6 mins
meta a few minutes    (4.19 avg; 8 ratings)
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Jonesin' 3:17 (Amy)    (4.50 avg; 2 ratings)
NYT 3:07 (Amy)    (3.22 avg; 25 ratings)
LAT 2:59 (Amy)    (3.57 avg; 15 ratings)
CS 10:55 (Ade)    (2.94 avg; 8 ratings)
Xword Nation untimed (Janie)    (4.75 avg; 4 ratings)
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