Saturday, January 10, 2015

Newsday 9:53 (Amy)    (4.21 avg; 7 ratings)
NYT 5:45 (Amy)    (4.04 avg; 28 ratings)
LAT 4:31 (Amy)    (3.00 avg; 10 ratings)
CS 11:27 (Ade)    (3.64 avg; 7 ratings)

Schedule change! Andy and I are swapping weekend LA Times gigs, and I’ll be writing about the Saturday puzzle while Andy tackles the Sunday.
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Friday, January 9, 2015

NYT 5:58 (Amy)    (4.35 avg; 40 ratings)
LAT 12:42 – paper (Gareth)    (3.34 avg; 16 ratings)
CS 9:10 (Ade)    (2.89 avg; 9 ratings)
CHE untimed (pannonica)    (3.70 avg; 10 ratings)
WSJ (Friday) 12:44 (pannonica)    (4.00 avg; 7 ratings)
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Indie 500 deadline for crossword constructors is 1/15

An email from the Indie 500 team—Andy Kravis, Erik Agard, Evan Birnholz, Neville Fogarty, and Peter Broda—arrived today:

The subject says it all. If you were planning on submitting a puzzle for the Indie 500 tournament you’ll need to get it in to us by next Thursday, January 15 at 11:59 CST. And if you’re on the fence about submitting, just do it; we’re looking for fresh voices and creative ideas and we’ll work with you to clean up little things that could be better and we’re judging y’all blindly and I swear we’re really nice so don’t worry if you’re new at this. You may be exactly the kind person we want an idea from, in fact.

Go to the Indie 500 website and visit the SUBMIT page for all of the details and a file upload tool for submitting your finished work. Feel free to ask us any questions you may have as long as they don’t reveal anything specific about your puzzle.

Best,

The Indie 500 team

—Andy, Erik, Evan, Neville, Peter

So if you’re interested in throwing your grid-hat into the ring, visit the website for more details. The Indie 500 folks are particularly keen on seeing puzzles from women, POC, LGBTQ people, etc.

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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Fireball 11:11 (Amy)    (3.75 avg; 14 ratings)
NYT 6:46 (Amy)    (2.59 avg; 43 ratings)
LAT n/a (Gareth)    (3.65 avg; 10 ratings)
CS 13:15 (Ade)    (3.94 avg; 9 ratings)
BEQ 8:03 (Ben)    (2.91 avg; 11 ratings)
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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

AV Club 6:33 (Amy)     (4.12 avg; 13 ratings)
NYT 4:30 (Amy)    (2.97 avg; 43 ratings)
LAT 3:41 (pannonica)    (3.43 avg; 14 ratings)
CS 6:52 (Ade)    (3.00 avg; 8 ratings)
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MGWCC #344

crossword 2:50
meta about -2 minutes    (3.75 avg; 8 ratings)
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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

NYT 4:20 (Amy)    (3.63 avg; 34 ratings)
Jonesin' 3:42 (Amy)    (3.50 avg; 4 ratings)
LAT 3:02 (Amy)    (2.89 avg; 14 ratings)
CS 12:17 (Ade)    (2.36 avg; 11 ratings)
Xword Nation untimed (Janie)    (3.64 avg; 7 ratings)
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