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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Have you clicked that “Best Puzzles of 2013″ link in the black navigation bar above? It’s a handy listing of the puzzles that Crossword Fiend readers rated the highest last year. The 27 puzzles that garnered an average rating of … Continue reading
People, don’t be fooled by the Monday scheduling of a federal holiday. January 15 would have been Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 85th birthday. Man, he sure accomplished a tremendous amount as a young man—he was just 39 when assassinated. I … Continue reading
Day 18—Eight degrees outside; finally we approach a double-digit temperature that’s not negative. The boy has abandoned his education, and the teachers have forsaken the schools. Our food supplies are running low and we’re burning the books for heat. We … Continue reading
Merry Christmas to those who celebrate it, Happy Belated Solstice to the pagan/nature crowd, Happy Very Belated Hanukkah to our Jewish friends, Happy Weird Day Off Work When Stores Are Closed to those not attuned to the whole Christmas thing, … Continue reading
News flash! Tune in to CBS This Morning on Wednesday from 7 to 9 am (or set your DVR). On the schedule: Mo Rocca’s interviews with various puzzle luminaries in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the crossword.