The 2018 Orca Awards will drop on Friday, March 1. As in the past, we will recognize outstanding achievement in crossword construction and editing with several awards, including Best Crossword, Constructor of the Year, Best Sunday-Sized Puzzle, Best Freestyle Puzzle, Best Gimmick Puzzle, and more!
To whet your appetite, feel free to download, solve, and enjoy “And the Winner Is…,” a themeless crossword featuring the nine contenders for the Best Clue award. It’s available only as a PDF, and the second page contains both the solution and the list of Best Clue nominees.
Gosh, these clues are fantastic. Thanks to everyone for their superb work this year!