Wednesday, March 11, 2015

NYT 4:41 (Amy)    (3.92 avg; 32 ratings)
AV Club 4:14 (Amy)    (3.50 avg; 19 ratings)
LAT 9:00 (Gareth, paper)    (2.96 avg; 13 ratings)
CS 10:11 (Ade)    (3.08 avg; 6 ratings)
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MGWCC #353

crossword 3:18
meta 1 day, or 5 seconds once i started googling    (3.12 avg; 17 ratings)
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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Jonesin' 4:43 (Amy)    (3.75 avg; 4 ratings)
NYT 3:31 (Amy)    (2.62 avg; 33 ratings)
LAT 3:56 (pannonica)    (3.68 avg; 11 ratings)
CS 7:43 (Ade)    (3.58 avg; 6 ratings)
Xword Nation untimed (Janie)    (3.33 avg; 6 ratings)
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Muller Monthly Music Meta, March

puzzle — untimed; meta — about 4 minutes (Matt)    (4.25 avg; 8 ratings)

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Monday, March 9, 2015

NYT 3:23 (pannonica)    (3.50 avg; 21 ratings)
LAT 3:33 (pannonica)    (3.50 avg; 16 ratings)
CS 6:18 (Ade)    (3.50 avg; 6 ratings)
BEQ 5:13 (Amy)    (3.37 avg; 15 ratings)
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Sunday, March 8, 2015

NYT ~13 minutes (Amy)    (4.57 avg; 57 ratings)
Reagle 8:07 (Amy)    (3.20 avg; 10 ratings)
LAT 5:12 (Andy)    (3.55 avg; 10 ratings)
Hex/Hook 10:39 (pannonica)    (4.00 avg; 1 rating)
WaPo untimed (Sam)    (4.38 avg; 8 ratings)
CS 11:48 (Ade)    (4.06 avg; 8 ratings)
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The 2014 Orca Awards – Best Crossword

orcaOrcas Week now concludes (finally!) with the coveted award for Best Crossword. Before we get to the big honor, thanks to Amy for giving me permission to run with this idea. It’s both fun and inspirational to take a closer look at some of the exceptional crosswords from 2014, and hopefully you’ve enjoyed it too.

We’ve given out a lot of Orcas already:

The nominees for Best Crossword were already announced, and most have already been recapped earlier this week. So is there any incentive to click the “Continue Reading” link besides finding out the winner? How about a custom Hayley Gold crossword cartoon honoring the winner? Go ahead, clink the link to see it. Continue reading

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