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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Did you all hear the good news for crossword constructors? The New York Times raised its payment for a daily puzzle from $200 to $300. (Sunday puzzles remain at $1000.) Peter Gordon promptly raised the Fireball contributor rate to a … Continue reading
Although Sunday night is the deadline for the Pete Muller’s year-end finale meta puzzle, our intrepid Muller Monthly Music Meta blogger, Matt Gaffney, hasn’t had a chance to solve it yet. He’ll solve it Monday night (because he couldn’t bear … Continue reading
New link! Bookish.com has an exclusive excerpt from Merl Reagle’s 100th Anniversary Crossword Book here, and they’re also doing a book giveaway. Enter by Sunday to have a chance to win a crossword bundle including Merl’s book and an NYT … Continue reading
Are you a fan of Rows Garden puzzles? Do you find that the frequency with which you encounter Rows Garden puzzles (occasionally in the Saturday Wall Street Journal, occasionally but quite possibly as reruns in Games/World of Puzzles) is nowhere … Continue reading