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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We’re back on the black and white carpet, just minutes from the start of the 2012 Orca Awards! Just like last year, this year’s Orca ceremony promises lots of surprises and special moments, including the Margaret Farrar Award for constructor … Continue reading
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
Check out Noah Veltman’s data-crunching using a database of NYT crossword entries from 1996-2012 and the Google Books Ngram tool. Right there at the top of the list of “crosswordiest” fill is ASEA. We may think it’s a super-common word … Continue reading
If you’re having trouble accessing the New York Times’ crossword page tonight, as I am, you can download the .puz file from Crossword Fiend’s “Today’s Puzzles” page.