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.
Tag Archives: David Quarfoot
We’re here on the black and white carpet, just minutes from the start of the 2011 Orca Awards! It’s a veritable who’s who of crosswording talent, and many are dressed in DIOR or YSL. The excitement is truly palpable! Before … Continue reading
I have some astonishing news, people: I went to the DMV today (technically the Driver Services Facility, as Illinois doesn’t use “DMV”) and spent 40 minutes with three employees (for title and registration issues, not getting a license), and they … Continue reading
Three announcements: Registration is now open for Lollapuzzoola 4, now organized by Brian Cimmet and Patrick Blindauer and now held in a church on the Upper East Side of Manhattan rather than in Queens. Movin’ on up! Saturday, August 6. … Continue reading
Southern Californians, if you haven’t already registered for Sunday’s Crosswords LA tournament, fret not! You can sign up as a walk-in. Just get yourself to Loyola Marymount University before 11 a.m. I’ve test-solved all the Crosswords LA puzzles (constructed specifically … Continue reading
NYT uh, I forgot how long this took me LAT 5:13 BEQ-DQ 7:44 CHE 3:43 CS untimed WSJ 7:24