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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Tagged Alex Eaton-Salners, Andrew J. Ries, Ben Tausig, Brendan Emmett Quigley, Bruce Haight, Byron Walden, C.C. Burnikel, Dan Schoenholz, David Phillips, David Steinberg, Erik Agard, Evan Birnholz, Francis Heaney, Frank Longo, Jeff Chen, Jeremy Newton, Joon Pahk, Josh Knapp, Kathy Wienberg, Matt Gaffney, Mike Shenk, Patrick Berry, Paul Coulter, Pete Muller, Peter A. Collins, Peter Gordon, Robyn Weintraub, Sam Trabucco, Will Shortz, Zhouqin Burnikel
The deadline on the latest contest from the AV Club is up! Here’s how the puzzle worked.
I don’t usually like quote themes, but this puzzle’s got more of a mini-theme with Mitch McConnell’s memorable quote about Elizabeth Warren: NEVERTHELESS, SHE PERSISTED. Susie Chang had the idea of putting those words in a crossword grid and selling … Continue reading
The brilliant Francis Heaney has assembled 20 pages of crosswords and variety puzzles (along with trivia and a Paint by Numbers puzzle), and the PDF can be yours with a $10 donation to any of the following organizations: the ACLU, Council on American-Islamic … Continue reading
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Tagged Amy Goldstein, Andrea Carla Michaels, Andy Kravis, Ben Tausig, Emily Cox, Erik Agard, Erin Rhode, Francis Heaney, Henry Rathvon, Jonathan Gersch, Joon Pahk, Mark Halpin, Mike Selinker, Noah Tarnow, Patrick Berry, Patrick Blindauer, Peter Gordon, Robert Leighton, Tony Orbach
Ben’s AV Club write-up covers Francis Heaney’s puzzle, which was sent on not-the-usual-day but was intended to be the regular weekly AVCX offering.