Tag Archives: Eric Berlin

New(er) puzzles out there!

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

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Time-sensitive puzzle action!

Two announcements: First, the January installment of Pete Muller’s Muller Monthly Music Meta is out now. Pete’s site maintains a leaderboard throughout the year, and you won’t want to miss your chance at getting points for figuring out January’s meta. … Continue reading

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

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

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Sunday, 10/2/11

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

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Saturday, 8/6/11

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

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Saturday, 12/25/10

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

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Sunday, 5/30/10

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

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