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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This is an off week for the CHE.
Two good Slate reads on the crossword plagiarism kerfuffle: Matt Gaffney explains how to discern whether theme similarity is mere coincidence or more likely to represent plagiarism. Comedy writer Frank Lesser pens the noir tale of a crossword detective. I … Continue reading