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The 2017 Orca Awards

Welcome, everyone, to the 2017 Orca Awards! It’s the seventh annual celebration of outstanding achievement in crossword construction and editing from puzzles published in 2017. Below the fold you’ll read about some amazing crosswords as we discuss the nominees and … Continue reading

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Get Ready for the 2017 Orca Awards with This Puzzle Featuring Clue of the Year Nominees!

The 2017 Orca Awards will arrive here on Sunday, March 4. That’s just three weeks away! Squee! For the seventh straight year we will honor outstanding achievement in crossword construction and editing as we look back on many of your … Continue reading

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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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The 2015 Orca Awards – Best Clue and Constructor of the Year

Orcas Week is winding down. Today we present the Bob Klahn Award for Best Clue and the Margaret Farrar Constructor of the Year Award. Tomorrow the festivities end with the award for Best Crossword. There’s mystery in the air this … Continue reading

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The 2014 Orca Awards – Individual Honors

On this, the penultimate day of Orcas Week, we present the Bob Klahn Award for Most Outstanding Clue and the Margaret Farrar Constructor of the Year Award. Tomorrow, of course, is the final Orca for Best Crossword. Here’s how Orcas … Continue reading

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