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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Hi! It’s me, Amy, back home from New York and the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. I went into the weekend feeling like this would be my last year competing at ACPT—my heart just wasn’t in it, I have no interest … Continue reading
Good news! If you’re am iPad/iPhone puzzle solver, the American Red Crosswords set of puzzles are now available for iOS via the Puzzazz app. Details here, along with links for those of you outside the U.S. who’d like to support … Continue reading
Belatedly interjected second announcement! Matt Gaffney will have his review of Patrick Blindauer’s monthly website puzzle tomorrow. The puzzle is up today, here. Get on that! Announcement! The lineup of puzzle constructors for the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament was announced … Continue reading
We’re back on the black and white carpet, just minutes from the start of the 2012 Orca Awards! Just like last year, this year’s Orca ceremony promises lots of surprises and special moments, including the Margaret Farrar Award for constructor … Continue reading
Check out Noah Veltman’s data-crunching using a database of NYT crossword entries from 1996-2012 and the Google Books Ngram tool. Right there at the top of the list of “crosswordiest” fill is ASEA. We may think it’s a super-common word … Continue reading