Tag Archives: Mike Shenk

Friday, June 14, 2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education is off this week. Those academics, always slacking off in the summer. Oh, and Happy Flag Day, everyone.

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Friday, May 3, 2013

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Friday, April 26, 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, March 10, 2013

Here at Fiend Central Amalgamated Satellite Office, I’ve been monitoring some of the goings-on at the ACPT. Seems as if Patrick Blindauer’s puzzle #5 was some sort of soul-crusher, but at the end of Day One, the usual suspects occupy … Continue reading

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Friday, February 22, 2013

If you’re attending the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament in a couple weeks—whether you’re a first-timer looking to meet congenial people or you’re looking forward to seeing old friends—you’re invited to the annual Cru dinner. Mike Alpern has organized a buffet … Continue reading

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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Check out Noah Veltman’s data-crunching using a database of NYT crossword entries from 1996-2012 and the Google Books Ngram tool. Right there at the top of the list of “crosswordiest” fill is ASEA. We may think it’s a super-common word … Continue reading

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