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
Two good Slate reads on the crossword plagiarism kerfuffle: Matt Gaffney explains how to discern whether theme similarity is mere coincidence or more likely to represent plagiarism. Comedy writer Frank Lesser pens the noir tale of a crossword detective. I … Continue reading
Money-saving way to get all the AV Club crosswords without subscribing: buy the previous year’s puzzles in a bundle. The 2015 bundle is $10, and the 2014 bundle has dropped to $8. This is roughly what you’d pay for a … Continue reading