Thursday, June 18, 2015

NYT 4:16 (Amy)    (3.63 avg; 41 ratings)
LAT 4:11 (Gareth)    (3.93 avg; 15 ratings)
CS 10:46 (Ade)    (3.53 avg; 16 ratings)
BEQ 7:57 (Ben)    (4.05 avg; 10 ratings)

The Fireball crossword is a contest puzzle. Write-up to come Sunday night or Monday. Somebody remind me then, will you?
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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

NYT 4:12 (Amy)    (3.45 avg; 30 ratings)
LAT 3:22 (Gareth)    (3.57 avg; 14 ratings)
CS 9:30 (Ade)    (3.50 avg; 5 ratings)
AV Club 6:35 (Amy)    (3.78 avg; 16 ratings)
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MGWCC #367

crossword 2:29
meta 0:30    (4.28 avg; 16 ratings)
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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

NYT 3:28 (Amy)    (3.11 avg; 32 ratings)
Jonesin' 4:30 (Derek)    (3.00 avg; 1 rating)
LAT 3:53 (Derek)    (3.35 avg; 20 ratings)
CS 8:35 (Ade)    (3.50 avg; 6 ratings)
Xword Nation untimed (Janie)    (4.18 avg; 14 ratings)
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Monday, June 15, 2015

NYT 3:11 (pannonica)    (3.29 avg; 29 ratings)
LAT 3:15 (pannonica)    (3.11 avg; 18 ratings)
CS 8:55 (Ade)    (3.33 avg; 9 ratings)
AV Club 6:something? (Amy)    (4.62 avg; 26 ratings)
BEQ 4:56 (Amy)    (3.46 avg; 13 ratings)
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Sunday, June 14, 2015

NYT 9:24 (Amy)    (2.91 avg; 38 ratings)
LAT 7:14 (Andy)    (3.36 avg; 11 ratings)
Reagle 13:47 (Sam)    (3.42 avg; 12 ratings)
Hex/Hook 8:58 (pannonica)    (3.50 avg; 1 rating)
CS 12:39 (Ade)    (3.40 avg; 5 ratings)
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Saturday, June 13, 2015

NYT 6:09 (Amy)    (4.11 avg; 42 ratings)
Newsday 29:10 (Derek)    (3.75 avg; 6 ratings)
LAT 10:12 (Derek)    (3.61 avg; 9 ratings)
CS 7:37 (Ade)    (3.17 avg; 3 ratings)

This is the 10th anniversary of the very first Diary of a Crossword Fiend post! I dedicate this bloggiversary to two lovely puzzlers who we lost this week.

Thomas Gazzola of Portland, Oregon, was a math professor, a master of puzzle hunts, a crossworder, a member of the National Puzzlers’ League, and someone remembered by friends and acquaintances as a warm, kind, and generous soul. Tom’s life was cut short by a drunk driver—please don’t drink and drive, friends.

Longtime crossword editor (Uptown Crosswords Club, Dell), Games magazine veteran, theater buff, and all-around convivial personality Leslie Billig also passed away unexpectedly. I’m not sure I ever saw Leslie without a smile on her face at a crossword tournament. It’s been a tough week for puzzlers.
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