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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Have you heard? Registration is open for the 36th American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. March 8-10, a little earlier than last year. Brooklyn, same as usual (but last year, Panera opened up just down the block, freeing us all from highway-robbery … Continue reading
Last week’s Chronicle of Higher Education crossword has been posted now. Head over there to get David Steinberg’s puzzle.
Spent all my crosswordfiend.com time today rooting out malefactors in the forum. Did you get an “account suspended” message when you tried to load this page? Yeah. That was the result of the bad eggs. If you should try to … Continue reading
Happy bloggiversary to me! Diary of a Crossword Fiend began on this date in 2005. Only one person knows how many puzzles I’ve reviewed since then, and it isn’t me. (Jeffrey keeps spreadsheets of such things. Ask him.) Many thanks … Continue reading
Tyler Hinman has penned an essay called “The War on Fill” that has spurred a lively discussion over at his blog. I’m largely in agreement with Tyler: I don’t care for crosswords that achieve architectural feats but have clunky fill, … Continue reading