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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Fireball’s a contest puzzle this week.
I hopped from a link Deb Amlen posted on Facebook to Noah Veltman’s list of the “Crosswordiest Words” in the 1996–2012 New York Times crossword. The frequency of the crossword entries (excluding proper nouns and multi-word answers) were measured against … Continue reading
Team Fiend welcomes constructor Jim Peredo to the mix! Jim’s blogging the Wall Street Journal for us today, and his most recent published puzzle was last Wednesday’s cute WSJ crossword, “Dude, Where’s My Car?”
Five post-ACPT remarks: I laid eyes on the rarest of cruciverbal unicorns, His Honor HH, Henry Hook. He was perfectly genial when we chatted, but of course, if I had said something dumb, he’d surely have insulted me. (I would … Continue reading