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.
Tag Archives: Myles Callum
CONTEST! In honor of the fireballs from space that will surely destroy the earth starting Friday. You’ve seen the weather forecast, right? I am in possession of a hot-off-the-press advance copy of the Blazingly Hard Fireball Crosswords puzzle book. Most … Continue reading
Hey! Friday night at 7 p.m., if you’re in Chicago, swing by the Barnes & Noble store at Webster Place (Clybourn & Webster in Lincoln Park). I’m hosting Puzzlewright Press’s puzzle night. We’ll have word games, crosswords, sudoku, trivia quizzes—and … Continue reading
Greetings, people of Earth! I’ll be leaving the blog in the capable hands of Team Fiend this weekend. I can’t stand the heat in Chicago any longer. I’m going to Atlanta, where it will be 10° cooler. Second announcement! To … Continue reading
Californians! The Silicon Valley Puzzle Fest is in two weeks. On Saturday, January 29, there’s a day-long line-up of free (!) puzzle workshops on crossword construction, solving diagramless crosswords, sudoku, and more. Sunday, January 30, is competition day. You can … Continue reading
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“Enough” by Myles Callum – 10:16 An “Olaf” is a term I coined for clues that provide lots of specific information that really don’t help you get the answer if the first couple words don’t get you there.