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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A local TV station in St. Louis interviewed Patrick Blindauer about his crossword career. Patrick gives excellent interview—thoughtful, articulate. Watch it here.
Francis Heaney’s American Values Club crossword from last week, “Seasonal Staff,” was a contest puzzle. Write-up after the jump.
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
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
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.
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
Hey! “Happy bloggiversary to me. Happy bloggiversary to me. Happy bloggiveeeeeersary, dear meee. Happy bloggiversary tooooo meeee.” June 13 marks the 8th anniversary of Diary of a Crossword Fiend. It’s been a helluva ride. Glad you are all here!