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Indie Spotlight: Aries Puzzles by Andrew Ries

Introducing a new Diary of a Crossword Fiend feature, the monthly Indie Spotlight to tell you about non-newspaper crosswords you might not have seen. As an indie self-publisher, Minnesotan Andrew Ries offers two different lines of puzzles: Aries Xword is … Continue reading

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The 2016 Orca Awards

Everyone’s favorite 8,000-word post is back! It’s time for the (now sixth!) annual Orca Awards, recognizing outstanding achievement in crossword construction and editing throughout several categories in 2016. For the past two years the Orcas have been spread out over … Continue reading

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Friday, January 13, 2017

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

First, a few words from our friends at Lollapuzzoola: Lollapuzzoola, the greatest crossword tournament ever held on a Saturday in August, is accepting submissions! Our 9th annual tournament is happening on Saturday, August 13 in New York City — and … Continue reading

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Saturday, March 5, 2016

Must-read article! Those of you who subscribe to the Cruciverb-L mailing list have already heard about this. A guy named Saul Pwanson (honest!) built a database that could compare thousands of published crosswords and calculate the degree of overlap between … Continue reading

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The 2015 Orca Awards – Best Meta/Contest Crossword

Welcome back to the Orcas, our annual recap honoring outstanding achievement in crossword construction. Today we present the Orca for Best Meta/Contest Crossword, the fifth of nine awards given out this year. To recap the schedule for the week: • … Continue reading

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