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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The Washington Post’s Gene Weingarten, an avowed crossworder, looks at our world through the eyes of aliens understanding our society via the NYT crossword. If this doesn’t make you giggle at least twice, there’s no helping you.
The Orcas are back! Budget cuts forced us to scrap the fancy-shmancy awards ceremony this year. (Now we’ll just have to imagine what Henry Hook would have worn on the black-and-white carpet.) We had a cute little magic show all planned … Continue reading
Now that the Oscars are so five minutes ago, it’s time to get excited for the 2013 Orca Awards, coming to Diary of a Crossword Fiend on Wednesday, March 19! As in prior years, the Orcas will honor excellence in … Continue reading
Have you clicked that “Best Puzzles of 2013″ link in the black navigation bar above? It’s a handy listing of the puzzles that Crossword Fiend readers rated the highest last year. The 27 puzzles that garnered an average rating of … Continue reading
Hello, puzzle people. Friday we had a guest offering from BEQ Headquarters, constructed by Tom Pepper. In today’s fractured political climate, we have a tour de force of a crossword that reaches across the aisle, across time periods, across the … Continue reading