Tag Archives: Francis Heaney

AV Club Contest – Wednesday, April 19

TWO AV Club contests in a month?  What luck.  Here’s the writeup on last week’s puzzle now that the deadline has closed.

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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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AV Club Contest – Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The deadline on the latest contest from the AV Club is up! Here’s how the puzzle worked.

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New crossword mug, NEVERTHELESS / SHE PERSISTED

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

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Puzzles for Progress!

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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Friday, December 30, 2016

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.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

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