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 ACPT weekend. Good luck on Saturday and Sunday to everyone who’s competing! Remember: The real point is to hang out with fellow crossword buffs and nerd out big time. The puzzles come second. And! No matter how slow you … Continue reading
Fireball’s a contest puzzle this week.
If you’ve been skipping the new Washington Post Sunday puzzles by Evan Birnholz because you prefer to solve in .puz format, you are in luck! Evan’s first eight puzzles are available (For a limited time only! Act now!) via this … Continue reading
Ben Tausig’s AV Club crossword this week is free to nonsubscribers! You can get it here.
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