We were saddened to hear of Dan Naddor’s untimely passing this week. He had been battling cancer and was producing top-quality crosswords despite being quite ill. Most of Dan’s puzzles were published in the Los Angeles Times—several each month—so this loss to the crossword community is felt most keenly by L.A. Times puzzle fans.
If you’re curious to know more about Dan’s prolific puzzle career, don’t miss C.C.’s interview from last spring.
Rest in peace, Dan.
Update: Dan’s wife Tracie sent along details about his memorial service in California. Dan asked that those attending wear “no mourning attire—flip-flops preferred. And be sure to laugh.” In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Hoag Cancer Center. Dan also leaves behind three children: Courtney Lauren (24), Mike Naddor (21), and Alex Naddor (11). Our condolences to the family.