NYT 11:03 (Amy) (3.27 avg; 33 ratings)
LAT 7:12 (Andy) (4.05 avg; 11 ratings)
Hex/Hook untimed (pannonica) (3.50 avg; 3 ratings)
CS approx. 15 minutes, on paper (Ade) (4.07 avg; 7 ratings)
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.