Tag Archives: Francis Heaney

The 2013 Orca Awards

The Orcas are back! Budget cuts forced us to scrap the fancy-shmancy awards ceremony this year. (Now we’ll just have to imagine what Henry Hook would have worn on the black-and-white carpet.) We had a cute little magic show all planned … Continue reading

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

A local TV station in St. Louis interviewed Patrick Blindauer about his crossword career. Patrick gives excellent interview—thoughtful, articulate. Watch it here.

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AV Club contest puzzle from last week

Francis Heaney’s American Values Club crossword from last week, “Seasonal Staff,” was a contest puzzle. Write-up after the jump.

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More crossword anniversary fun

New puzzles! Check out the Google doodle today at the Google.com page. Click the blue “play” button and you’re taken into a crossword by Merl Reagle. The online solving interface is smooth. Kate Kilpatrick wrote an article for Al Jazeera … Continue reading

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

If you haven’t done the Thursday NYT puzzle yet or you’re wondering where the heck they’re hiding the PDF, here’s the link for the PDF. The Times, in its infinite wisdom, tells puzzlers they ought to solve on the PDF … Continue reading

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

If you’re looking for crosswordy artwork to decorate your home or office, you might like this print of a Merl Reagle puzzle in the Sunday LA Times.

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

People of Earth! Lollapuzzoola is two weeks from Saturday. Can you get yourself to Manhattan on August 10? If so, then you’ll want to register for the funnest crossword tournament in existence. (I’ll be there with invisible, silent bells on.) … Continue reading

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