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.
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Check out the ACPT rankings! Steely Dan Feyer has a 4-minute (!) lead over Joon Pahk, Howard Barkin, and David Plotkin. This means that this trio will be scrambling to edge one another out on puzzle 7 Sunday morning, trying … Continue reading
Chris in Connecticut writes: Are there any crossword compilation books you recommend for ACPT prep? I think I’ve done all the Friday-Saturday Times books. While I’m not the fastest, I can invariably complete them correctly. At this point in my … Continue reading
The full program is up for the March 7-9 American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, and reservations are now being taken for the Cru dinner. The Friday-night Cru dinner is an annual function that offers a terrific option for first-time competitors (you’ll … Continue reading
Over at Wordplay, Will Shortz is asking if you’d rather have the ACPT in Stamford, Connecticut or in Brooklyn. Me, I’d attend either, but I do love the wildly expanded meal options that Brooklyn and Manhattan restaurants offer and the … Continue reading
Hi! It’s me, Amy, back home from New York and the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. I went into the weekend feeling like this would be my last year competing at ACPT—my heart just wasn’t in it, I have no interest … Continue reading
Registration is now open for the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. Here are some links and facts: The weekend’s program. The Friday night games feature a cryptic crossword tournament this year. A la carte pricing: Friday night games and wine/beer/cheese reception … Continue reading