Tag Archives: C.C. Burnikel

Women and Crossword Construction, Part 1: Why the underrepresentation?

The spotlight is on women in the crossword business this week, as we head towards David Steinberg’s Saturday-evening presentation about the Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project and women’s contributions to the New York Times crossword over the decades. I don’t know what … Continue reading

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The ACPT constructor line-up was released today: Anna Schechtman, David Kahn, Kelly Clark, MaryEllen Uthlaut, Merl Reagle, Mike Shenk, and Patrick Blindauer, plus one constructor who is unnamed for some reason.

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

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Monday, February 17, 2014

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Did you all hear the good news for crossword constructors? The New York Times raised its payment for a daily puzzle from $200 to $300. (Sunday puzzles remain at $1000.) Peter Gordon promptly raised the Fireball contributor rate to a … Continue reading

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