This month’s Indie Spotlight shines brightly into the visage of joon pahk, puzzling jack-of-all-trades. He’s a: *** top-level solver. joon took 2nd place at this year’s ACPT, won the 2015 Indie 500, and won Lollapuzzoola in 2012, for instance.
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 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
It’s a beautiful day for the Orcas—let’s give two! Today we double the fun with awards for themeless and tournament puzzles. It’s all part of our week-long ceremony honoring some of the best puzzles from 2015. To recap where we … Continue reading