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.
NYT 3:59 (Amy) (3.52 avg; 30 ratings)
Jonesin' 3:56 (Amy) (3.88 avg; 4 ratings)
LAT 3:08 (Amy) (3.35 avg; 13 ratings)
CS 9:54 (Ade) (3.50 avg; 7 ratings)
Xword Nation untimed (Janie) (4.17 avg; 3 ratings)
NYT 10:16+ (Amy) (4.17 avg; 38 ratings)
Reagle 7:53 (Amy) (3.07 avg; 7 ratings)
Hex/Hook untimed (pannonica) (2.75 avg; 2 ratings)
LAT 7:50 (Amy) (2.33 avg; 6 ratings)
WaPo 14:13 (Sam) (4.10 avg; 10 ratings)
CS 18:13 (Ade) (3.94 avg; 9 ratings)
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