Tag Archives: Francis Heaney

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

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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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