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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You don’t mind if a crossword constructor toys with the symmetry rules on occasion, do you? I don’t. Patrick Blindauer‘s posted a new puzzle, “Campfire Meeting,” on his website. I just did it and loved the never-before-seen theme.
If you have long yearned for your very own set of the Matt Gaffney’s Weekly Crossword Contest pen, pencil, and notepad, February may be your lucky month. This month is Literary February, and every solver who figures out all four … Continue reading
NYT 9:26 LAT 5:22 CS untimed Newsday 10:06 (Java applet) Happy New Year!
Newsday 11:15 NYT 6:32 LAT 5:38 CS untimed WSJ Saturday Puzzle untimed (“Horseshoes” by Patrick Berry)
CHE 4:29 LAT 4:21 NYT 4:14 CS untimed
NY Times 8:54 LA Times 4:20 Newsday 10:20* CS untimed WSJ Saturday Puzzle 7:31—“Spell Weaving” by Mike Shenk (those tend to be not so tough)
NYT 9:26 Newsday 6:21 LAT 5:26 CS untimed WSJ Saturday Puzzle 16:30—it’s a Patrick Berry “Rows Garden”! (PDF link)