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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Orcas Week now concludes (finally!) with the coveted award for Best Crossword. Before we get to the big honor, thanks to Amy for giving me permission to run with this idea. It’s both fun and inspirational to take a closer … Continue reading
The Orcas continue today with the award for Best Sunday-Sized Crossword, the top honor for crosswords 21×21 and larger. (We thought about calling it the Best 21x Crossword, but we figure lay people would think it honors an extremely obscene … Continue reading
Hollywoodland may be all abuzz about the upcoming Oscars, but Crosswordland is looking forward to the 2014 Orca Awards, coming to this website on Sunday, March 1! As in prior years (namely 2011, 2012, and 2013), the Orcas will honor … Continue reading
Big puzzle for this venue—21×22. It took me around 12 minutes, I think, to fill in the crossword, and I circled the dual-action rebus squares. Each of the 11 Down theme answers is the name of a bird, but always … Continue reading
Amy here: Apologies to Neville and Peter! I spaced out the other day when I wrote about four other indie puzzlemakers (Andy Kravis, Erik Agard, Todd McClary, and Evan Birnholz), and certainly did not mean to leave out these two … Continue reading