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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People! You can buy the crosswords from the Crosswords LA tournament for a mere $5. I curated these puzzles myself and was excited to get to work with these constructors. There are tough puzzles by David Quarfoot (themeless) and Byron … Continue reading
Tournament news! The Crosswords LA tournament runs this Saturday morning and afternoon. Wish I could be there! I had a blast working with the constructors on a fabulous set of crosswords. And the Indie 500 tournament has set a date and … Continue reading
I just test-solved all but the finals puzzle for the upcoming Crosswords LA tournament. Hoo-wee! The “bastard” puzzle is a beaut. Elegantly conceived and executed. And then there are the other five crosswords, too, all solid. Excellent group of constructors. … Continue reading
“Capitalist Pig” by Dan Fisher – 10:45 Last weekend, sandwiched by visits to Disneyland, I attended the Crosswords LA 2010 Tournament. Eric Maddy gave a recap here, and the puzzles have been reported as they appeared in the New York … Continue reading