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: Eric Berlin
In addition to Patrick Blindauer’s new Kickstarter for an easy weekly crossword (a $29 pledge gets you a year of Piece of Cake puzzles; bigger pledges add on Patrick’s Puzzlefest puzzle suites, private lessons in making crosswords, etc.), there are a couple … Continue reading
I probably won’t get to the Sunday NYT crossword till 10 pm or later. In the meantime, I’ve got Merl’s puzzle, and I can pass along Sunday NYT constructor Eric Berlin’s advice to avoid reading the hint if you want … Continue reading
If you enjoy learning about the etymology of various idioms and words, you’ll like the word game Orijinz: Words & Phrases. A Seattle tech consultant named Brad Chase runs the game company Entspire as a side gig (the profits go … Continue reading
I caught up on some puzzles this morning while getting an oil change. My favorite was the “Double or Nothing” variety crossword by Eric Berlin and Patrick Berry. You can download the easier version (PDF) and get instructions for the … Continue reading
NYT 4:41 LAT 4:09 Newsday 8:11 CS untimed NYT Second Sunday: 7 minutes, 15 minutes—Eric Berlin’s “Wry Tangles” (PDF) Merry Christmas! And Happy Hanukkah-was-weeks-ago! Diary of a Crossword Fiend will adhere to a holiday blogging schedule for the next week … Continue reading
BG 9:19 Reagle 8:14 NYT 7:51 LAT 7:14 CS 28:03 (Evad, yeah, I’m not proud!)/7:41 (Amy) WaPo Puzzler 8:01