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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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.
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
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
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
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