Saturday, December 10, 2022

Club 72: Freestyle 770 by Tim Croce. .puz, .pdf.
Crosshare Community: Daily Mini and Featured Puzzles.
Cruciverbology: The Full Spectrum by Elise Corbin. .pdf, online.
David Alfred Bywaters: Where Did You Go? by David Alfred Bywaters. .puz, .pdf, online.
Fordham Observer: Saturday, December 10 (Mini) by Irene Hao. .pdf, online.

Autostraddle: A+ Crossword Is on Deck by Rachel Fabi. .pdf, online.
Crossword Club: Daily Crossword: December 10, 2022 by Will Nediger. .pdf, online.
Fireball Newsflash: ($) Fireball Newsflash Crosswords #19, 12/10/22 by Peter Gordon. Subscribe at link.
Matt Gaffney’s Weekly Crossword Contest: ($) Name That City (Meta) by Matt Gaffney. Subscribe at Patreon.
Morning Brew: Quads by Mary Tobler .pdf, online.
My Jewish Learning: MJL Mini Dec 9 2022 by Rebecca Goldstein .pdf, online.
Spyscape: Holes by Henry Lin-David. .pdf, online.

Crosswords with Friends: by Zhouqin Burnikel. App Store | Google Play
Daily POP Crosswords: by Beth Rubin. App Store | Google Playonline.
Los Angeles Times: by Tony Caruso & C.C. Burnikel. Online, pdf. Free Cruciverb account for .puz.
LA Times Mini: by Elizabeth Gorski. Online.
New York Sun: ($) Tom Swifties by Mel Taub. Reissues from 2003.
New York Times: ($) by Sid Sivakumar. Online, .pdf, app.
New York Times Mini: by Christina Iverson. Online, app.
Newsday: Saturday Stumper by Matthew Sewell. Online, .pdfbackup online.
Universal: Universal Freestyle 50 by Tom Pepper and Zhouqin Burnikel. Online, pdf. .puz.
USA Today: Stop/Go by Erik Agard. Online, .pdf, app.
Vox: Under Wraps by Andrew J. Ries. .pdf, online.
Vulture 10×10: The Telekinesis Puzzle by Malaika Handa. .pdf, online.
The Wall Street Journal: Changing Borders by Mike Shenk. Online, .pdf. .puz.
Washington Post Daily Mini Meta: by Andrew White & Pete Muller. Online, .pdf.

Mental Playground: December 10 by MP. .pdf, online.

Financial Times: FT Crossword: Number 17,274 by PHSSTHPOK. .pdf.
Financial Times: FT Crossword: Polymath number 1,208 by Pedrock. .pdf.
The Globe and Mail: The Daily Cryptic Crossword. .pdf, online.
The Independent: Cryptic Crossword by Bluth. .pdf, online.
WSJ Variety: Loop-the-Loop by Patrick Berry. .pdf.

Other American-style crosswords:

Reviews and Discussion at Diary of a Crossword Fiend | Boatload Puzzles/AARP | Crosshare | CrosswordsBackwards | Cruciverbalista (en español) | Dictionaries6 | Easy Crossword | FreeDailyCrosswords | GameLab | Hard Crossword | r/crossword | Squares.io | YourPuzzleSource | XWord-Muggles Meta Calendar

Other Cryptic/Variety crosswords:

A Frame Games | cf.kmbweb.de Links Library | Harper’s ($) | Lovatts | Magpie ($) | Mokelfish Links Library | MyCrossword | NPL | Panda Magazine ($) | Private Eye | PuzzleCrypt archives | Puzzling StackExchange | r/crosswords | Split Decisions | Sydney Morning Herald ($) | The Telegraph | The Times (UK) ($), includes The Listener

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Crosshare Community: Daily Mini and Featured Puzzles.
Crossword Dilemmas: nov 26 2022 by Emma Lawson and Evan Morien. .pdf, online.
Cruciverbology: Save Your Energy by Elise Corbin. .pdf, online.
Fordham Observer: Sunday, November 27 (Mini) by Kreena Vora. .pdf, online.
Pun Of A Kind: Each Gobbler by Mikey G. .puz, .pdf, online.
Rossword Puzzles: Feeling at Home by Ross Trudeau. .puz, .pdf, online.
xwords by a ladee: themeless xxviii (“the category is bey”) by brooke husic. .puz, .pdf, online.
Xylo’s Puzzles: Sept-urday #5 by Xylo. Online.

Crossword Club: Daily Crossword: November 27, 2022 by Ada Nicolle. .pdf, online.
The Hub Crossword: ($) Movie Playback by Joon Pahk. Patreon subscription.
Matt Gaffney’s Weekly Crossword Contest: ($) Consonantal Drift (Meta) by Matt Gaffney. Subscribe at Patreon.
Premier Crosswordby Frank Longo. .pdf, online.
Sporcle: There’s a Movie in There III by bhenderson79. Online.

The Atlantic: by Adrian Kabigting. .pdf, online.
Crosswords with Friends: by Zhouqin Burnikel. App Store | Google Play
Daily Beast: Jimi at 80, Sun, Nov 27, 2022 by Matt Gaffney. .pdf, online.
Daily POP Crosswords: by Katie Hale. App Store | Google Playonline.
Los Angeles Times: Let It Go by Katie Hale. Online, pdf. Free Cruciverb account for .puz.
LA Times Mini: by Elizabeth Gorski. Online.
Merl Reagle Archives: The Hollywood Shuffle by Merl Reagle. Online, .pdf.
New York Sun: ($) Direction Finder by Bill Weber. Reissues from 2003.
New York Times: ($) Going Off on a Tangent by Adam Wagner. Online, .pdf, app.
New York Times Mini: by Sam Ezersky. Online, app.
Newsday: On THE GRID: With Lines a Bit Less Than 50 Yards by Gary M. Larson. Online, .pdfbackup online.
The Telegraph: Cross Atlantic No. 7 by Paul Bringloe. Online.
Universal: Themeless Sunday 18 by Zhouqin Burnikel. Online, pdf. .puz.
Universal Sunday: Postscripts by Stella Zawistowski. .puz.
USA Today: Wise Women in Literature by Zhouqin Burnikel. Online, .pdf, app.
Washington Post: The Long and the Short of It by Evan Birnholz. Online, .pdf. .puz.

Everyman Cryptic: No 3,972 .pdf, online.
The Globe and Mail: The Daily Cryptic Crossword. .pdf, online.
The Independent: Cryptic Crossword by Tees. .pdf, online.
New York Times Variety: ($) A Little Variety by Frank Longo, Patrick Berry, and Prasanna Seshadri. .pdf, online.
New York Times Variety: ($) Puns and Anagrams by Alex Eaton-Salners. .pdf, online.
The New Yorker Cryptic: Cryptic by Sara Goodchild. .pdf, online.

Other American-style crosswords:

Reviews and Discussion at Diary of a Crossword Fiend | Boatload Puzzles/AARP | Crosshare | CrosswordsBackwards | Cruciverbalista (en español) | Dictionaries6 | Easy Crossword | FreeDailyCrosswords | GameLab | Hard Crossword | r/crossword | Squares.io | YourPuzzleSource | XWord-Muggles Meta Calendar

Other Cryptic/Variety crosswords:

A Frame Games | cf.kmbweb.de Links Library | Harper’s ($) | Lovatts | Magpie ($) | Mokelfish Links Library | MyCrossword | NPL | Panda Magazine ($) | Private Eye | PuzzleCrypt archives | Puzzling StackExchange | r/crosswords | Split Decisions | Sydney Morning Herald ($) | The Telegraph | The Times (UK) ($), includes The Listener

Tuesday, 15 November 2022

BEQ: Themeless Monday #697 by Brendan Emmett Quigley. .puz, .pdf, online.
Brian Gubin: Flower Girls by Brian Gubin. .puz, .pdf.
Crosshare Community: Daily Mini and Featured Puzzles.
Crossweird Puzzles: This One Goes to Eleven by Dob Olino. .puz, .pdf, online.
Crossword Dilemmas: nov 14 2022 by Emma Lawson. .pdf, online.
Crossword Nexus Blog: Puzzle #65: He’s Misstra Know-It-All by Kate Chin Park & Alex Boisvert. .ipuz, .pdf, online.
Cruciverbology: Cubism by Elise Corbin. .pdf.
Fordham Observer: Monday, November 14 (Mini) by Quincy Reyes. .pdf, online.
LuterCross: Thankfully Themeless by Matthew Luter. .pdf, .puz, online.
Metas On A Tuesday: Music Of The Heart (Meta) by benchen71. .puz, .pdf, online.
Muggle Meta Mondays: It Takes Two (Meta) by Cap’n Rick. .puz, .pdf.

Boswords Fall Themeless League: ($) Puzzle #7 by Portia Lundie. Competitors have all week to complete the puzzle. Late registrants welcome.
Crossword Club: Daily Crossword: November 15, 2022 by Quiara Vasquez. .pdf, online.
Crossword Nation: ($) The Wild, Wild Quest by Elizabeth C. Gorski. Subscribe at link.
Lil AVC X: ($) “The Bagatelle; or, Nineteenth-century novels and other amusements” by Chris Piuma. Subscribe at link.
Morning Brew: Brew Mini: Gulf by Mary Tobler .pdf, online.
Planet Crossword: Self-Care Themeless by Brooke Husic. Online.

The Atlantic Mini: by Paolo Pasco. .pdf, online.
The Crosswords Club: ($) GoPro by Robin Stears. Subscribe at link.
Crosswords with Friends: by Peter Wentz. App Store | Google Play
Daily Beast: Host at Last, Tues, Nov 15, 2022 by Matt Gaffney. .pdf, online.
Daily POP Crosswords: by Mark McClain. App Store | Google Playonline.
Los Angeles Times: by Michael Sharp. Online, pdf. Free Cruciverb account for .puz.
LA Times Mini: by Elizabeth Gorski. Online.
New York Sun: ($) City Presidents by Ogden Porter. Reissues from 2003.
New York Times: ($) by Sandy Ganzell. Online, .pdf, app.
New York Times Mini: by Christina Iverson. Online, app.
The New Yorker: The Crossword: Tuesday, November 15, 2022 by Brooke Husic. .pdf, online.
Newsday: On a Tree by Billie Truitt. Online, .pdfbackup online.
Universal: Will Machines Replace Humans? by Guilherme Gilioli. Online, pdf. .puz.
USA Today: Right Turns by Brooke Husic. Online, .pdf, app.
Vox: by Juliana Tringali Golden. .pdf, online.
Vulture 10×10: The Satire Puzzle by Malaika Handa. .pdf, online.
The Wall Street Journal: Support Groups by Blake Slonecker. Online, .pdf. .puz.
Washington Post Daily Mini Meta: by Andrew White & Pete Muller. Online, .pdf.

Aries Puzzles: ($) Rows Garden #9.46 by Andrew J. Ries. Subscribe at link.
Cryptic Crosswords by Māyā: 19.Round the rugged rocks… by Māyā. .pdf
Garden Party: ($) Rows Garden #5.46 by Michael Blake. Subscribe at link.
Keynesian Cryptics: Rogue Planets by Jack H Keynes. .pdf, online.
Monday Fills Acrostics: Acrostic 185 by Dave Murchie. .pdf, online.
Outside The Box: ($) Rows Garden #8.11 by joon pahk. Subscribe at link.
Square Chase: ($) Food Chain (Variety Cryptic) by Steve Mossberg. Patreon subscription.

Financial Times: FT Crossword: Number 17,252 by Zamorca. .pdf.
The Globe and Mail: The Daily Cryptic Crossword. .pdf, online.
The Guardian: Cryptic crossword No 28,915 by Imogen. .pdf, online.
The Independent: Cryptic Crossword by Haskins. .pdf, online.

Other American-style crosswords:

Reviews and Discussion at Diary of a Crossword Fiend | Boatload Puzzles/AARP | Crosshare | CrosswordsBackwards | Cruciverbalista (en español) | Dictionaries6 | Easy Crossword | FreeDailyCrosswords | GameLab | Hard Crossword | r/crossword | Squares.io | YourPuzzleSource | XWord-Muggles Meta Calendar

Other Cryptic/Variety crosswords:

A Frame Games | cf.kmbweb.de Links Library | Harper’s ($) | Lovatts | Magpie ($) | Mokelfish Links Library | MyCrossword | NPL | Panda Magazine ($) | Private Eye | PuzzleCrypt archives | Puzzling StackExchange | r/crosswords | Split Decisions | Sydney Morning Herald ($) | The Telegraph | The Times (UK) ($), includes The Listener

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Crosshare Community: Daily Mini and Featured Puzzles.
Crossworthy: The Best of Both Worlds by May Huang & Kevin Trickey. .pdf, online.
Cruciverbology: All the way up by Elise Corbin. .pdf, online.
Jeff’s Puzzles: Puny but Punny by Jeff Linder. .puz, .pdf
M & M Crosswords: Ghastly Madness by Martina Waluk. .pdf, online.
Pun Of A Kind: TASTES Just Like It! by Mikey G. .puz, .pdf, online.
Rossword Puzzles: Pop-up Scare by Parker Higgins and Ross Trudeau. .puz, .pdf, online.
Xylo’s Puzzles: Sept-urday #1 by Xylo. Online.

Autostraddle: 100% That Stitch by Rachel Fabi and Finn Vigeland. Online.
Crossword Club: Daily Crossword: October 30, 2022 by Kate Chin Park. .pdf, online.
The Hub Crossword: ($) We’re Expanding by Joon Pahk. Patreon subscription.
Morning Brew: Brew Sunday Mini: Tech by Mary Tobler .pdf, online.
Premier Crosswordby Frank Longo. .pdf, online.
Sporcle: Monster Mash by RampantBadger. Online.

The Atlantic: by Adam Vincent. .pdf, online.
Crosswords with Friends: by Donna S. Levin. App Store | Google Play
Daily Beast: Anthem for a Panther by Matt Gaffney. .pdf, online.
Daily POP Crosswords: by Katie Hale. App Store | Google Playonline.
Los Angeles Times: This or That, for Two by Christina Iverson. Online, pdf. Free Cruciverb account for .puz.
LA Times Mini: by Elizabeth Gorski. Online.
Merl Reagle Archives: Screamingly Obvious Jeopardy! by Merl Reagle. Online, .pdf.
New York Sun: ($) Out of Order by Randolph Ross. Reissues from 2003.
New York Times: ($) Sending a Message by Addison Snell. Online, .pdf, app.
New York Times Mini: by Joel Fagliano. Online, app.
Newsday: METER READERS: A Professional Puzzle by Fred Piscop. Online, .pdfbackup online.
Universal: Themeless Sunday 14 by Rafael Musa and Michael Lieberman. Online, pdf. .puz.
Universal Sunday: Oh, Goodie! by Guilherme Gilioli. .puz.
USA Today: Inner Self by Zhouqin Burnikel. Online, .pdf, app.
Washington Post: Alternative Rock by Evan Birnholz. Online, .pdf. .puz.

The Browser: ($) Cryptic by Sara Goodchild. Subscribe at link.
The Crossword Centre: Crossword Centre Prize Puzzle by Derek Harrison .pdf

Everyman Cryptic: No 3,968. .pdf, online.
The Globe and Mail: The Daily Cryptic Crossword. .pdf, online.
The Independent: Cryptic Crossword by Tees. .pdf, online.
New York Times Variety: ($) Cryptic Crossword by Richard Silvestri. .pdf, online.
The New Yorker Cryptic: Cryptic by Paolo Pasco. .pdf, online.

Other American-style crosswords:

Reviews and Discussion at Diary of a Crossword Fiend | Boatload Puzzles/AARP | Crosshare | CrosswordsBackwards | Cruciverbalista (en español) | Dictionaries6 | Easy Crossword | FreeDailyCrosswords | GameLab | Hard Crossword | r/crossword | Squares.io | YourPuzzleSource | XWord-Muggles Meta Calendar

Other Cryptic/Variety crosswords:

A Frame Games | cf.kmbweb.de Links Library | Harper’s ($) | Lovatts | Magpie ($) | Mokelfish Links Library | MyCrossword | NPL | Panda Magazine ($) | Private Eye | PuzzleCrypt archives | Puzzling StackExchange | r/crosswords | Split Decisions | Sydney Morning Herald ($) | The Telegraph | The Times (UK) ($), includes The Listener

Tuesday, 25 October 2022

BEQ: Themeless Monday #695 by Brendan Emmett Quigley. .puz, .pdf, online.
Bewilderingly: Sound Asleep by Will Nediger. .puz, .pdf, online.
Brian Gubin: Happy Halloween by Brian Gubin. .puz, .pdf.
Crosshare Community: Daily Mini and Featured Puzzles.
Cruciverbology: The Hole Think by Elise Corbin. .pdf, online.
Haymarket’s Squares: Menace #19 by ariel haymarket. .puz, .pdf, online.
Josh Solves: Puzzle #13: Journey through Hell by JoshSolves. .pdf
Metas On A Tuesday: Horror Movie Trope II (Meta) by benchen71. .puz, .pdf, online.
Muggle Meta Mondays: What’s In Your Pocket? (Meta) by Abide, Wendy Walker & Cap’n Rick. .puz, .pdf.
Nautilus Puzzles: Midi by Ben Tolkin. .puz, .pdf, online.

Boswords Fall Themeless League: ($) Puzzle #4 by Natan Last. Competitors have all week to complete the puzzle. Late registrants welcome.
Crossword Club: Daily Crossword: October 25, 2022 by Will Nediger. .pdf, online.
Crossword Nation: ($) Reality Bites! by Elizabeth C. Gorski. Subscribe at link.
Lil AVC X: ($) The Swing of Things by May Huang. Subscribe at link.
Luckystreak+: october 24, 2021 (themeless, kinda) by Ada Nicolle. Subscribe at link. This puzzle is free to all.
Morning Brew: Brew Mini: Nocturnal by Mary Tobler .pdf, online.
No-Feet McGee: ($) Dynamic Duo (Mini) by No-Feet McGee. Subscribe at link.
Planet Crossword: Neologism Themeless by Christina Iverson. Online.

The Atlantic Mini: by Paolo Pasco. .pdf, online.
The Crosswords Club: ($) Conjunction Junction by Katie Hale & Matthew Stock. Subscribe at link.
Crosswords with Friends: by Caitlin Reid . App Store | Google Play
Daily Beast: A Novel Approach, Tue, Oct 25, 2022 by Matt Gaffney. .pdf, online.
Daily POP Crosswords: by Patti Varol. App Store | Google Playonline.
Los Angeles Times: by Julian Lim. Online, pdf. Free Cruciverb account for .puz.
LA Times Mini: by Elizabeth Gorski. Online.
New York Sun: ($) Lined Up by Rich Norris. Reissues from 2003.
New York Times: ($) by Ashleigh Silveira and Nick Shephard. Online, .pdf, app.
New York Times Mini: by Joel Fagliano. Online, app.
The New Yorker: The Crossword: Tuesday, October 25, 2022 by Erik Agard. .pdf, online.
Newsday: Small Change by Billie Truitt. Online, .pdfbackup online.
Universal: Love Is Messy by August Miller. Online, pdf. .puz.
USA Today: Gj by Erik Agard. Online, .pdf, app.
Vox: by Juliana Tringali Golden. .pdf, online.
Vulture 10×10: The Emotion Puzzle by Rachel Simon. .pdf, online.
The Wall Street Journal: Stairing Contest by Azriel Wasser. Online, .pdf. .puz.
Washington Post Daily Mini Meta: by Andrew White & Pete Muller. Online, .pdf.

Aries Puzzles: ($) Rows Garden #9.43 by Andrew J. Ries. Subscribe at link.
BEQ Marching Bands: ($) Marching Bands #8.14 by Brendan Emmett Quigley. Subscribe at link.
Garden Party: ($) Rows Garden #5.14 by Michael Blake. Subscribe at link.
Keynesian Cryptics: Pay Disrespect by Jack H Keynes. .pdf, online.
Outside The Box: ($) Touchwords by Grant Fikes. Subscribe at link.
Outside The Box: ($) Rows Garden #8.8 by joon pahk. Subscribe at link.

Financial Times: FT Crossword: Number 17,234 by Sleuth. .pdf.
The Globe and Mail: The Daily Cryptic Crossword. .pdf, online.
The Guardian: Cryptic crossword No 28,897 by Nutmeg. .pdf, online.
The Independent: Cryptic Crossword by Silvanus. .pdf, online.

Other American-style crosswords:

Reviews and Discussion at Diary of a Crossword Fiend | Boatload Puzzles/AARP | Crosshare | CrosswordsBackwards | Cruciverbalista (en español) | Dictionaries6 | Easy Crossword | FreeDailyCrosswords | GameLab | Hard Crossword | r/crossword | Squares.io | YourPuzzleSource | XWord-Muggles Meta Calendar

Other Cryptic/Variety crosswords:

A Frame Games | cf.kmbweb.de Links Library | Harper’s ($) | Lovatts | Magpie ($) | Mokelfish Links Library | MyCrossword | NPL | Panda Magazine ($) | Private Eye | PuzzleCrypt archives | Puzzling StackExchange | r/crosswords | Split Decisions | Sydney Morning Herald ($) | The Telegraph | The Times (UK) ($), includes The Listener

Crossworld News and Notes, October 2022

This is the first News & Notes since we left Substack entirely. We’ve made every effort to preserve the lists of folks who opted out of the daily emails while still receiving News & Notes, and vice versa, and appreciate your patience if you receive this in error – an unsubscribe link is at the bottom and will not affect the daily links distribution.


The Boswords Fall Themeless League is on! The puzzles and Twitch streams from September 26 and October 3 are available now. Late registrations are accepted; sign up here.

Cruciverbology is a new blog by constructor Elise Corbin. Elise has published with The Inkubator and Fireball Crosswords and made the only puzzle for FiveThirtyEight to date following a memorable indie debut just over two years ago — seriously, solve “Election Tampering” ASAP if it’s new to you. She calls her blog “Crosswords with a nerdy twist,” and the three puzzles available so far fit that description perfectly. We look forward to what more she will bring to the indie space.

Emma Oxford and Will Pfadenhauer of Pandora’s Blocks weekly meta crossword have started a podcast, “Outside the Blocks: A Puzzle Podcast.” In the first episode, released September 18, they review and explain a handful of meta puzzles from a variety of sources. They promise interviews with meta constructors in the future.

We’ve been listing weekly puzzles from Morning Brew for a bit now, but only recently caught up to their expanded offerings. Mary Tobler now oversees four puzzles a week: a Tuesday mini, a “more experimental” Thursday midi, the (typically) 15x you’ve seen us link for a bit, and a current events-minded Sunday 10x. Having passed 4 million subscribers earlier this year, Morning Brew creates puzzles for a wide range of solvers, and this new lineup is their latest initiative to encourage readers and puzzle fans, from daily devotees to first-timers, to engage with crosswords through innovative, fun formats. Mary talks more about her work in puzzles in the Morning Brew piece, “How puzzle master Mary Tobler makes a living playing games.”

A new puzzle is available at Planet Crossword, edited by Stella Zawistowski and Brooke Husic. A robust “About Us” section can be found here, but a particular highlight of this new outlet is that it uses software designed specifically for collaborative solving–on Zoom calls, on streams, or otherwise–filling the grid from correct answers typed into a chat. New puzzles are published each weekday at noon.

Writing for the Washington Post, Evan Birnholz published an interview with Jim Quinlan, crossword constructor and commenter, who recently retired from reviewing Evan’s puzzles at Diary of a Crossword Fiend after five years.

For cryptic fans, we learned recently of the Global Indian Crossword league 2022, an online worldwide cryptic crossword tournament, thanks to a news blurb about Erik Agard and Neville Fogarty’s places on the leaderboard. An in-person finale is scheduled for December 25 in Bangalore. Anyone is welcome to join and late registrations are accepted. Sign up here.

The New York Times Gameplay team has a new series called “Mini to Maestro,” in which they promise “Everyone can solve the New York Times Crossword.” Using progressively more difficult puzzles as examples and explaining solving strategies to use for each day of the week, they help teach solvers how to improve their skills. Each piece lists un-paywalled NYT crosswords chosen by members of the Gameplay team to practice the techniques explained.


Congratulations to Kate Chin Park, who has joined The New Yorker puzzles and games team as Assistant Editor. We’re big fans of her work at her own site, Crossword Club, and elsewhere, and excited to see what she brings to the TNY team.

Lil AVC X is seeking constructors and expert solvers who are interested in being first-time editors to join the team for 2023. Applications due October 21. Details here.

Since the last News & Notes, Helen Chen (9/22), David Karp (9/30), Sarah Sinclair (10/2), Jason Reich (10/5), and Ailee Yoshida made their NYT debuts; and Li Ding (9/19), Kavin Pawittranon (9/26), and Nijah Morris (9/26) made their USAT debuts! Congrats to everyone! Sarah has designed knitting patterns based on Wordle, the Spelling Bee, and the NYT Crossword. Helen’s puzzle is the second and Ailee’s the third to be published from the NYT Diverse Crossword Constructor Fellowship inaugural class, and Ailee is the youngest woman to have a crossword published in the New York Times.

Creating Crossword Puzzles” is a course taught by Brooke Husic and Natan Last in cooperation with Atlas Obscura. The second offering of the course begins October 11 (tonight!) with four weekly sessions over Zoom. The content is intended for very new constructors and those who are interested in how crosswords are made. Reduced price tickets are available.

In “How I Crossed Crosswords,” David Ding details his journey in writing a crossword puzzle, culminating with the publication of the September 27 Universal puzzle with Ross Trudeau. Aspiring constructors might appreciate the behind-the-scenes perspective of developing a puzzle with editors and working through the process with an experienced mentor.

Amuse Labs hosts a free monthly webinar for constructors. This month, they will discuss PuzzleMe features for creating and solving puzzles with a live Q&A session with developers. The webinar is scheduled for October 20 at 11am ET. Sign up here.


Have a news tip for us? An idea to pitch? A puzzle or puzzle site to share? Let us know!

Sunday, 25 September 2022

Crosshare Community: Daily Mini and Featured Puzzles.
Cruciverbology: Power Play by Elise Corbin. .pdf.
Luckystreak Xwords: sit-down comedy (themed) by ada nicolle. .puz, .pdf, online.
M & M Crosswords: Connoisseur Smooch by Martina Waluk. .pdf, online.

Crossword Club: Daily Crossword: September 25, 2022 by Kelsey Dixon. .pdf, online.
Matt Gaffney’s Weekly Crossword Contest: ($) Admixture (Meta) by Matt Gaffney. Subscribe at Patreon.
Morning Brew: Sunday Mini: Home Run by Mary Tobler .pdf, online.
Premier Crosswordby Frank Longo. .pdf, online.
Sporcle: All In My Head by GeoEarthling. Online.

The Atlantic: by Eric Bornstein. .pdf, online.
Crosswords with Friends: by Patrick Berry. App Store | Google Play
Daily Beast: Que Rico, Sun, Sept 25, 2022 by Matt Gaffney. .pdf, online.
Daily POP Crosswords: by Janice Luttrell. App Store | Google Playonline.
Los Angeles Times: Plush by Gary Larson & Amy Ensz. Online, pdf. Free Cruciverb account for .puz.
LA Times Mini: by Elizabeth Gorski. Online.
Merl Reagle Archives: September 25, 2022 – But That’s Ancient History by Merl Reagle. Online, .pdf.
New York Sun: ($) A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by Ogden Porter. Reissues from 2002.
New York Times: ($) Take Two by Meghan Morris. Online, .pdf, app.
New York Times Mini: by Joel Fagliano. Online, app.
Newsday: WHAT’S ON TODAY?: No, 11 Down TV by Gary M. Larson. Online, .pdfbackup online.
Universal: Alternative Spaces by Drew Schmenner. Online, pdf. .puz.
Universal Sunday: Funny Business by Rebecca Goldstein. .puz.
USA Today: Boxed In by Zhouqin Burnikel. Online, .pdf, app.
Washington Post: Raise Your Glasses by Evan Birnholz. Online, .pdf. .puz.

The Browser: ($) Cryptic by Will Nediger. Subscribe at link.

Everyman Cryptic: No 3963.pdf, online.
The Globe and Mail: The Daily Cryptic Crossword. .pdf, online.
The Independent: Cryptic Crossword by Skinny. .pdf, online.
New York Times Variety: ($) Acrostic by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon. .pdf, online.
The New Yorker Cryptic: Cryptic by Trip Payne. .pdf, online.

Other American-style crosswords:

Reviews and Discussion at Diary of a Crossword Fiend | Boatload Puzzles/AARP | Crosshare | CrosswordsBackwards | Cruciverbalista (en español) | Dictionaries6 | Easy Crossword | FreeDailyCrosswords | GameLab | Hard Crossword | r/crossword | Squares.io | YourPuzzleSource | XWord-Muggles Meta Calendar

Other Cryptic/Variety crosswords:

A Frame Games | cf.kmbweb.de Links Library | Harper’s ($) | Lovatts | Magpie ($) | Mokelfish Links Library | MyCrossword | NPL | Panda Magazine ($) | Private Eye | PuzzleCrypt archives | Puzzling StackExchange | r/crosswords | Split Decisions | Sydney Morning Herald ($) | The Telegraph | The Times (UK) ($), includes The Listener

Friday, 23 September 2022

If you’re seeing this message in your inbox, thank you for subscribing to our new home during the transition to WordPress and as we’ve figured out the options for continued email delivery. Today is the last day for the old system on Substack, and at some point today I will merge lists into our new email solution. You may receive duplicate emails, though we believe we’ve got the right toggles set. Thanks in advance for your patience if that does happen.

BEQ: Sharp Corner by Brendan Emmett Quigley. .puz, .pdf, online.
Crosshare Community: Daily Mini and Featured Puzzles.
Harvard Independent: Inside Story by Peter Laskin. .pdf, online.
Josh Solves: Puzzle #10: Fording the River by JoshSolves & LambdaEight. pdf, online.
Nautilus Puzzles: Themeless2 by Ben Tolkin. .puz, .pdf, online.

AVCX+: ($) “should i get bangs??” (themeless) by Malaika Handa. Subscribe at link.
ClassiCanadian Crosswords: ($) Keep It by Barb Olson. Subscribe at link.
Crossword Club: Daily Crossword: September 23, 2022 by Quiara Vasquez. .pdf, online.
Crucinova: ($) Projections by Elise Corbin. Subscribe at link.
Inkubator: ($) Garden Variety by Shannon Rapp and Rose Sloan. Subscribe at link.

The Atlantic Mini: by Paolo Pasco. .pdf, online.
Crosswords with Friends: by Jeff Chen. App Store | Google Play
Daily POP Crosswords: by Robin Stears. App Store | Google Playonline.
Los Angeles Times: by Taylor Johnson. Online, pdf. Free Cruciverb account for .puz.
LA Times Mini: by Elizabeth Gorski. Online.
New York Sun: ($) Going Dutch by David J. Kahn. Reissues from 2002.
New York Times: ($) by Erik Agard. Online, .pdf, .puz, app.
New York Times Mini: by Joel Fagliano. Online, app.
The New Yorker: The Crossword: Friday, September 23, 2022 by Alex Eaton-Salners. .pdf, online.
Newsday: Musclebound by Bruce Venzke. Online, .pdfbackup online.
Universal: Doesn’t Stand For It by Desiree Penner and Jeff Sinnock. Online, pdf. .puz.
USA Today: Bye Bye Bye by Brooke Husic. Online, .pdf, app.
Vox: by Andrew J. Ries. .pdf, online.
Vulture 10×10: The Philly Puzzle by Stella Zawistowski. .pdf, online.
The Wall Street Journal: Find Us Online! by Matt Gaffney. Online, .pdf. .puz.
Washington Examiner: ($?) Automated Opening by Brendan Emmett Quigley. Online.
Washington Post Daily Mini Meta: by Andrew White & Pete Muller. Online, .pdf.
The Week: I Am So Outta Here by Matt Gaffney. .pdf.

No-Feet McGee: ($) Spoilers (Cryptic) by No-Feet McGee. Subscribe at link.

Financial Times: FT Weekend Magazine Crossword Number 608 by Aldhelm. .pdf.
Financial Times: FT Crossword: Number 17,207 by Bradman. .pdf.
The Globe and Mail: The Daily Cryptic Crossword. .pdf, online.
The Guardian: Cryptic crossword No 28,870 by Harpo. .pdf, online.
The Independent: Cryptic Crossword by Phi. .pdf, online.

Other American-style crosswords:

Reviews and Discussion at Diary of a Crossword Fiend | Boatload Puzzles/AARP | Crosshare | CrosswordsBackwards | Cruciverbalista (en español) | Dictionaries6 | Easy Crossword | FreeDailyCrosswords | GameLab | Hard Crossword | r/crossword | Squares.io | YourPuzzleSource | XWord-Muggles Meta Calendar

Other Cryptic/Variety crosswords:

A Frame Games | cf.kmbweb.de Links Library | Harper’s ($) | Lovatts | Magpie ($) | Mokelfish Links Library | MyCrossword | NPL | Panda Magazine ($) | Private Eye | PuzzleCrypt archives | Puzzling StackExchange | r/crosswords | Split Decisions | Sydney Morning Herald ($) | The Telegraph | The Times (UK) ($), includes The Listener

Monday, September 12, 2022

“Waaay better than a repository.” – Fill Me In

Bewilderingly: The Long Voyage Home by Will Nediger. .puz, .pdf, online.
Crosshare Community: Daily Mini and Featured Puzzles.
Cruciverbology: Entangled by Elise Corbin. .pdf.
The Daily Princetonian: Summertime by Madeleine LeBeau. Online.
Jeff’s Puzzles: Celebrating Democracy by Jeff Linder. .puz, .pdf
Monday Fills: Home Decor by Dave Murchie. .puz, .pdf, online.
Taylor Made Crosswords: Ohhhh, Zesty! by Taylor Johnson. Online.

A-to-Z Crosswords: ($) Puzzle #85 by Peter Gordon & Frank Longo. Subscribe at link.
Crossword Club: Daily Crossword: September 12, 2022 by Kelsey Dixon. .pdf, online.
Lil AVC X: ($) SomeBODY by Kelsey Dixon. Subscribe at link.

The Atlantic Mini: by Paolo Pasco. .pdf, online.
Crosswords with Friends: by Zhouqin Burnikel. App Store | Google Play
Daily Beast: Expanding Space by Matt Gaffney. .pdf, online.
Daily POP Crosswords: by Christina Iverson. App Store | Google Play, online.
Los Angeles Times: by Kelly Clark. Online, pdf. Free Cruciverb account for .puz.
LA Times Mini: by Elizabeth Gorski. Online.
New York Magazine: We Get Letters by Matt Gaffney. .pdf, online.
New York Sun: ($) Ouch! by Ed Early. Reissues from 2002.
New York Times: ($) by Michael Lieberman. Online, .pdf, .puz, app.
New York Times Mini: by Joel Fagliano. Online, app.
The New Yorker: The Crossword by Kameron Austin Collins. .pdf, online.
Newsday: Close to U by Stan Newman. Online, .pdf, backup online.
Universal: Fresh-Cut Flowers by Emma Lawson. Online, pdf. .puz.
USA Today: First Aid by Bonnie Eisenman & Brooke Husic. Online, .pdf, app.
Vox: by Patrick Blindauer. .pdf, online.
The Wall Street Journal: Up in the Air by Alexander Liebeskind. Online, .pdf. .puz.
Washington Post Daily Mini Meta: by Andrew White & Pete Muller. Online, .pdf.

A Cleverly-Titled Logic Puzzle Blog: Kevin’s Puzzles at Home Season 2, Episode 2: Spot the Difference by Grant Fikes .pdf
Go Away I’m Sleeping: Tidbits #5: A Bit of Printer’s Devilry by GAIS. Online, .pdf.
Redhead64: PUZZLE #404: Coined Phrases 6 .pdf.
Steve’s Cryptic Crosswords: Puzzle 285 by Steve Townsend. Online.
Team Crazy Cryptics: Puzzle No. 67: DDR by teamcrazymatt. Online.

Financial Times: FT Crossword: Number 17,197 by SLORMGORM. .pdf.
The Globe and Mail: The Daily Cryptic Crossword. .pdf, online.
The Guardian: Cryptic crossword No 28,860 by Vulcan. .pdf, online.
The Independent: Cryptic Crossword by Filbert. .pdf, online.

Other American-style crosswords:

Reviews and Discussion at Diary of a Crossword Fiend | Boatload Puzzles/AARP | Crosshare | CrosswordsBackwards | Cruciverbalista (en español) | Dictionaries6 | Easy Crossword | FreeDailyCrosswords | GameLab | Hard Crossword | r/crossword | Squares.io | YourPuzzleSource | XWord-Muggles Meta Calendar

Other Cryptic/Variety crosswords:

A Frame Games | cf.kmbweb.de Links Library | Harper’s ($) | Lovatts | Magpie ($) | Mokelfish Links Library | MyCrossword | NPL | Panda Magazine ($) | Private Eye | PuzzleCrypt archives | Puzzling StackExchange | r/crosswords | Split Decisions | Sydney Morning Herald ($) | The Telegraph | The Times (UK) ($), includes The Listener