Tag Archives: Kevin G. Der

Monday, October 20, 2014

The New York Times note: All the puzzles this week, from Monday to Saturday, have been created by one person, Patrick Blindauer. Keep your solutions handy, because the Saturday puzzle conceals a meta-challenge involving the solution grids of all six. … Continue reading

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The 2013 Orca Awards

The Orcas are back! Budget cuts forced us to scrap the fancy-shmancy awards ceremony this year. (Now we’ll just have to imagine what Henry Hook would have worn on the black-and-white carpet.) We had a cute little magic show all planned … Continue reading

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Friday, January 17, 2014

Attention, New York Times crossword solvers! If you have a puzzle by Ian Livengood in your newspaper, check back next week for the review; it may well be next Friday’s online crossword. There was a scheduling glitch and the puzzle … Continue reading

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Monday, November 25, 2013

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Amy’s ACPT wrap-up (no spoilers)

Hi! It’s me, Amy, back home from New York and the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. I went into the weekend feeling like this would be my last year competing at ACPT—my heart just wasn’t in it, I have no interest … Continue reading

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Sunday, 9/9/12

Congrats to the winners at Saturday’s BACFill crossword tournament in the Bay Area! I hear that Jordan Chodorow won, thanks to nipping Eric Maddy by 2 minutes on puzzle #2 (which we’ll see as the Tuesday NYT). Team Fiend’s very … Continue reading

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Sunday, 7/29/12

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