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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It’s time to announce the Fireball Crosswords contest winner! I admired the submissions of Jefe, the domestic goddess, Jeff Chen, Phil, and Bob Stigger, but have to give the edge to Xan for his evocative and perplexing explanation: ”I didn’t subscribe … Continue reading
Note to solvers: On Crossword Fiend’s “Today’s Puzzles” download page, we’ve switched the days for Ben Tausig’s Ink Well puzzle and the AV Club puzzle. Look for the Ink Well puzzle and its review on Wednesdays, and the American Values … Continue reading
Two announcements: Thanks to the Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project that teenage constructor David Steinberg (recently profiled in the Orange County Register) is spearheading, we can now see—and solve—Maleska-era NYT crosswords online. Jim Horne is an enthusiastic member of Team Pre-Shortzian, and … Continue reading