Tag Archives: Jeff Chen

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

This week’s AV Club puzzle from Francis Heaney is a meta contest – a writeup will be posted next Monday once answer submissions have closed.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

This year’s constructors for the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament were announced today. Six men, two women, all talented. The tournament is April 1-3. I might even show up. You never know. The Indie 500 tournament takes place in Washington, DC … Continue reading

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The 2015 Orca Awards – Best Crossword

The Orcas conclude today with the award for Best Crossword. Before we get to the last award, let’s recap the winners thus far: Best Easy Crossword, Lynn Lempel Merl Reagle Award for Best Sunday-Sized Crossword, Jeremy Newton Best Freestyle Crossword, … Continue reading

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The 2015 Orca Awards – Best Clue and Constructor of the Year

Orcas Week is winding down. Today we present the Bob Klahn Award for Best Clue and the Margaret Farrar Constructor of the Year Award. Tomorrow the festivities end with the award for Best Crossword. There’s mystery in the air this … Continue reading

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The 2015 Orca Awards – Best Gimmick Crossword

Time for today’s installment of the Orcas, our  annual “awards show” saluting some of the best crosswords from 2015. Today features the Orca for Best Gimmick Crossword. We’re getting close to the big finale on Saturday when the coveted Orca … Continue reading

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

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The 2015 Orca Awards – Best Easy Crossword

Today marks the start of the fifth annual Orca Awards, our week-long ceremony cum love-fest honoring outstanding achievement in crossword construction. For the next several days we will look back and toast some of the best puzzles from 2015. #OrcasSoBlackAndWhite … Continue reading

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