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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Patrick Blindauer’s bringing forth a new puzzlefest—a suite of interconnected crosswords that lead to one grand “meta” answer after you’ve solved them all. Go here to learn more about “College Puzzlefest” and enroll in Xword U.
By (recent) popular demand, the star ratings widget now offers the .5 increments in addition to whole numbers. I will continue assigning my own star ratings in the text without regard for a standard degree of mathematical fineness. If I’m … Continue reading
SoCal event alert: Constructor, editor, high-schooler, and Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project head David Steinberg will be speaking at a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the crossword this Saturday at the Palos Verdes Peninsula Center library. Event details here.
Thoughtful quote from Professor Rayfield Waller’s blog, on criticism: “A critic levels analytic disapproval in the hopes of pointing the way to a better conception by pointing out the ways in which a thing, a place, a time, a milieux, … Continue reading
Hearty congratulations to Ben Tausig on the publication of a gorgeous new book, The Curious History of the Crossword: 100 Puzzles from Then and Now. I have barely had a chance to look through it yet, but have already marveled … Continue reading