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.
Jonesin' 3:43 (Amy) (4.38 avg; 13 ratings)
NYT 3:04 (Amy) (2.91 avg; 33 ratings)
LAT 3:00 (Amy) (4.00 avg; 14 ratings)
CS 5:20 (Dave) (3.57 avg; 7 ratings)
Xword Nation untimed (Janie) (4.30 avg; 5 ratings)
The ACPT constructor line-up was released today: Anna Schechtman, David Kahn, Kelly Clark, MaryEllen Uthlaut, Merl Reagle, Mike Shenk, and Patrick Blindauer, plus one constructor who is unnamed for some reason.
NYT 7:51 (Amy) (3.27 avg; 32 ratings)
Reagle 7:44 (Amy) (3.00 avg; 8 ratings)
LAT 7:20 (Amy) (3.23 avg; 11 ratings)
Hex/Hook 12:02 (pannonica) (3.50 avg; 2 ratings)
WaPo 8:08 (Gareth) (3.88 avg; 13 ratings)
CS 6:45 (Dave) (3.20 avg; 10 ratings)
NYT 5:25 (Amy) (4.47 avg; 34 ratings)
LAT 5:20 (Gareth) (3.03 avg; 16 ratings)
CS 6:05 (Dave) (2.95 avg; 10 ratings)
WSJ (Friday) 10:29 (pannonica) (3.06 avg; 8 ratings)
CHE 6:35 (pannonica) (3.75 avg; 10 ratings)
You’re reading about Friday crosswords? Then clearly you like a challenge. There are two puzzle suites of interconnected crosswords that lead to a final meta answer that you can buy now (you can order the puzzle suites, not the meta answer … unless you find some knave who is selling contest answers):
Patrick Blindauer‘s Xword University puzzlefest launches in early March. Order here for $15 (or more, if you want the bonus items).