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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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!
No Fireball writeup until after the contest deadline Sunday, when Matt will regale us with the story of how the meta is so easy, once you know where to look. (I may be looking in the wrong place so far.) … Continue reading
Please give a hearty round of applause to Jeffrey, who did a real mitzvah and filled in for me over the last few days. I was in Wisconsin in a house that was nearly in caveman times. No cable TV, … Continue reading
NYT “play against the clock” applet fans: Have you found yourself getting bounced back to the main puzzle page every time you click the link for the applet? I tried it in three different browsers and got bounced every time. … Continue reading