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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Contest crosswords abound this week! The Fireball is a crossword of moderately rigorous difficulty with a meta puzzle I haven’t cracked (and neither will be blogged today); meta deadline is Sunday. The Thursday BEQ also has a meta contest, deadline … Continue reading
There are two upcoming crossword tournaments on opposite sides of the country: BACFill, née the Bay Area Crossword Tournament, this Saturday, September 8. The 16th Westchester Crossword Puzzle Tournament, held at Will Shortz’s Westchester Table Tennis Center, on Friday, September … Continue reading
Announcement! Teen constructor Erik Agard has a website where you can download 14 of his crosswords. Anoa Place … check it out.
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We’re here on the black and white carpet, just minutes from the start of the 2011 Orca Awards! It’s a veritable who’s who of crosswording talent, and many are dressed in DIOR or YSL. The excitement is truly palpable! Before … Continue reading
On Oscar Sunday, February 26, this blog will host the 2011 Oryx Awards, honoring several of the outstanding achievements in crossword puzzle construction from puzzles published in 2011. Honors will be given in several categories, including Best Easy Puzzle, Best … Continue reading