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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Happy New Year! Thanks for visiting Diary of a Crossword Fiend in 2012. Jeffrey crunched the numbers, and we reviewed 1,862 crosswords during the year. Me, I blogged 865 puzzles. (I even remember a few of them.) This was the … Continue reading
Note to solvers: On Crossword Fiend’s “Today’s Puzzles” download page, we’ve switched the days for Ben Tausig’s Ink Well puzzle and the AV Club puzzle. Look for the Ink Well puzzle and its review on Wednesdays, and the American Values … Continue reading
Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for the many brilliant people who make crosswords, the hard-working people who deliver the puzzles to us, and a phenomenal assemblage of blog commenters. Here, have a piece of my pecan pie. You want me … Continue reading
If you’re having trouble accessing the New York Times’ crossword page tonight, as I am, you can download the .puz file from Crossword Fiend’s “Today’s Puzzles” page.
People of Earth! Patrick Blindauer posted his website puzzle for October on Monday. Get it here, solve it, and read Matt Gaffney’s review on Wednesday.