Tag Archives: Trip Payne

Sunday, March 8, 2015

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The 2014 Orca Awards – Best Gimmick Crossword

Welcome back! It’s now Day Five of Orcas Week, our annual celebration of exceptional crosswords from 2014. Today we present the award for Best Gimmick Crossword, a puzzle that employs a unique twist or novel concept. After today there are … Continue reading

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The 2014 Orca Awards – Best Freestyle Crossword

Welcome back to Orcas Week, the event that makes Shark Week look like Shark Weak. Our annual awards ceremony celebrating outstanding achievement in crossword construction continues now with Best Freestyle Crossword, the award for the most outstanding themeless puzzle from … Continue reading

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Sunday, January 11, 2015

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Sunday, November 9, 2014

If Patrick Blindauer’s recent week of meta-puzzle crosswords in the New York Times whetted your appetite for more, sign up for Patrick’s next puzzle suite, Space Puzzlefest.

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Saturday, November 1, 2014

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Crosswords LA puzzle set available for $5

People! You can buy the crosswords from the Crosswords LA tournament for a mere $5. I curated these puzzles myself and was excited to get to work with these constructors. There are tough puzzles by David Quarfoot (themeless) and Byron … Continue reading

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