Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Jonesin' 3:50 (Amy)    (4.00 avg; 10 ratings)
NYT 3:48 (Amy)    (3.20 avg; 30 ratings)
LAT 2:38 (Amy)    (3.35 avg; 13 ratings)
CS 9:38 (Ade)    (4.21 avg; 7 ratings)
Xword Nation untimed (Janie)    (4.40 avg; 5 ratings)
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Muller Monthly Music Meta, February

puzzle — 7:51 with 2 errors; meta — 1 minute (Matt)    (4.40 avg; 5 ratings)

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Monday, February 9, 2015

NYT 3:27 (pannonica)    (4.28 avg; 41 ratings)
LAT 3:32 (pannonica)    (4.08 avg; 19 ratings)
CS 8:03 (Ade)    (3.50 avg; 6 ratings)
BEQ 5:17 (Amy)    (3.90 avg; 15 ratings)
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Sunday, February 8, 2015

NYT 9:10 (Amy)    (4.06 avg; 40 ratings)
Reagle 6:33 (Amy)    (3.55 avg; 19 ratings)
LAT 5:14 (Andy)    (3.89 avg; 9 ratings)
Hex/Hook 7:24 (pannonica)    (3.75 avg; 2 ratings)
WaPo 18:41 (Sam)    (4.39 avg; 9 ratings)
CS 18:52 (Ade)    (4.33 avg; 9 ratings)
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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Newsday 16:49 (Amy)    (3.75 avg; 2 ratings)
NYT 6:08 (Amy)    (3.92 avg; 30 ratings)
LAT 6:03 (Amy)    (3.39 avg; 14 ratings)
CS 9:52 (Ade)    (3.50 avg; 6 ratings)
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Friday, February 6, 2015

NYT 8:14 (Amy)    (3.11 avg; 38 ratings)
LAT 12:57 (Gareth, paper)    (3.57 avg; 21 ratings)
CS 11:10 (Ade)    (2.50 avg; 6 ratings)
CHE 7:01 (pannonica)    (3.85 avg; 10 ratings)
WSJ (Friday) 11:52 (pannonica)    (3.83 avg; 9 ratings)
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The 2014 Orca Awards – Best Crossword Nominees

orcaHollywoodland may be all abuzz about the upcoming Oscars, but Crosswordland is looking forward to the 2014 Orca Awards, coming to this website on Sunday, March 1!

As in prior years (namely 2011, 2012, and 2013), the Orcas will honor excellence in crossword construction and editing in several categories, including Best Easy Crossword, Best Sunday-sized Crossword, Best Freestyle Crossword, Best Contest Crossword, and Best Gimmick Crossword. We will also toast the recipients of the Bob Klahn Award for Most Outstanding Clue and the coveted Constructor of the Year Award.

The highlight, however, is the award for Best Crossword. As there are eight nominees for the Best Picture Oscar, there are eight nominees for the Best Crossword Orca. The nominees appear after the jump.

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