untimed (Evad) (3.42 avg; 12 ratings)
NYT 8:30 (Amy) (3.90 avg; 31 ratings)
LAT 4:49 (Andy) (3.72 avg; 16 ratings)
Hex/Hook 10:10 (pannonica) (no ratings)
CS 26:50 (Ade) (2.94 avg; 8 ratings)
Two Sunday-friendly announcements I’m reposting from Saturday of last weekend:
Merl Reagle’s wife, Marie Haley, is hosting a memorial for Merl on Sunday, September 27, 5-8 pm. The gathering will be at the University of Tampa’s Vaughn Center, 9th floor, and all are invited. If you’re not able to make it to Tampa, Will Shortz and Wordplay filmmakers Patrick Creadon and Christine O’Malley will be arranging a lovely tribute to Merl at the 2016 ACPT.
Hayley Gold, creator of the Across and Down NYT crossword webcomic, is changing her posting schedule. It’s still once a week, but on Sundays regardless of which day’s puzzle is featured. The new schedule launched last Sunday at 6 pm Eastern. Hayley welcomes feedback (firstname.lastname@example.org) and encourages you to subscribe (it’s free) to get exclusive teasers and whatnot. You can also “like” the Across and Down Facebook page.