Thursday, July 30, 2015

NYT  timeless (PuzzleGirl)    (3.65 avg; 36 ratings)
Fireball  17:25 (Derek)    (4.06 avg; 17 ratings)
LAT  4:53 (Gareth)    (3.53 avg; 15 ratings)
CS  10:01 (Ade)    (3.33 avg; 6 ratings)
BEQ  6:31 (Ben)    (3.63 avg; 12 ratings)

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

NYT  timeless (Doug)    (3.67 avg; 26 ratings)
AV Club  5:14 (Ben)    (4.21 avg; 12 ratings)
LAT  3:49 (Gareth)    (3.53 avg; 15 ratings)
CS  8:18 (Ade)    (3.75 avg; 8 ratings)

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MGWCC #373

crossword 4:21
meta nope    (4.55 avg; 19 ratings)
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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

NYT 2:14 (Andy)    (3.43 avg; 42 ratings)
Jonesin' 6:17 (Derek)    (3.70 avg; 5 ratings)
LAT 3:44 (Derek)    (3.65 avg; 20 ratings)
CS 9:06 (Ade)    (3.81 avg; 8 ratings)
Xword Nation untimed (Janie)    (4.71 avg; 7 ratings)

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Monday, July 27, 2015

NYT 3:01 (pannonica)    (3.47 avg; 30 ratings)
LAT 2:56 (pannonica)    (3.39 avg; 18 ratings)
CS 27:46 (Ade)    (3.10 avg; 36 ratings)
BEQ tk*(Amy)    (3.00 avg; 7 ratings)

*Note from Amy: Skipping the puzzle since it’s a rerun that I presumably solved and blogged the first time around.

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

NYT 9:28 (Amy)    (4.28 avg; 39 ratings)
LAT 8:05 (Andy)    (3.35 avg; 10 ratings)
Reagle 12:50 (Sam)    (4.17 avg; 12 ratings)
Hex/Hook 9:23 (pannonica)    (4.00 avg; 1 rating)
CS 18:19 (Ade)    (3.67 avg; 9 ratings)

Three announcements:

  • Lollapuzzoola 8 is on 8/8 (my parents engraved their anniversary date inside their wedding bands—that “8-8-64″ may have been my first exposure to square number math) in NYC. Visit BeMoreSmarter.com for registration and more details. I’ve signed up for the At-Home Division for $10, cheap! Extra bonus: Ben Tausig’s putting together a booklet of sample puzzles from a zillion (give or take a few) indie vendors, so in-person Lolla attendees will have lots of puzzles to take home.
  • Victor Barocas has a Kickstarter for Ada Cross, Crossword Detective.” Backers will get eight stories (in 48 installments) and 40 crosswords with meta answers. Illustrations by Across and Down’s Hayley Gold! Looks like a lot of fun. In under a week, Victor’s already more than half way to the pledge goal.
  • I will be taking a few weeks off from Diary of a Crossword Fiend, starting Wednesday. Scheduled for a kidney transplant next Thursday! Thanks in advance to everyone on Team Fiend—they’ll be covering all the usual puzzles while I’m recuperating.

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Saturday, July 25, 2015

NYT 6:30 (Amy)    (3.53 avg; 38 ratings)
Newsday 14:34 (Derek)    (4.32 avg; 11 ratings)
LAT 13:26 (Derek)    (3.50 avg; 13 ratings)
CS 9:00 (Ade)    (4.20 avg; 5 ratings)

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