Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Puzzle People People "People Puzzlers"

People Magazine has just issued a new compilation of People Puzzlers, the popular 13x crosswords that appear weekly in the magazine.

The book includes 100 puzzles, a staggering new 90 puzzles plus ten classics. Constructors are Stephanie Spadaccini, John Greenman, and Fran and Lou Sabin.

Look for this book on newsstands.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

New Definition For EDD

"Merv Griffin's Crosswords" announcer Hall

Friday, July 27, 2007

The Case Of The Missing Crossword

Anyone know the whereabouts of the print version of today's Wall Street Journal crossword - "Singling Out" by Alice Long - please comment. Robair says he can't find it in the print paper. I did the puzzle online this morning.

UPDATE: The puzzle in question was not in the print edition; instead appeared a blurb saying the print puzzle would be back next week.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

It's Like A Crossword Tournament Without Letters!

The Philadelphia Inquirer has announced the first Sudoku National Championship, hosted by Will Shortz. It will take place from October 19-20 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

Besides Shortz, who has overseen the production of almost as many sudoku books as New York Times puzzle anthologies, participants will include crossword creator Merl Reagle, World Sudoku Champion Thomas Snyder, and World Puzzle Champion Wei-Hua Huang.

The tournament will take the form of a compressed ACPT: games and social opportunities Friday night, then into the trenches on Saturday. Contestants will have the opportunity to choose their skill level in three rounds of competition plus a bonus round before the finals later that afternoon. The awards dinner will be early Saturday evening. The grand prize in the expert bracket is $10,000, the Intermediate champ gets $5,000, and the easy grand prize is $3,000.

Registration for the tournament and all activities is $50 for adults and $10 for children 17 and under. For more information, visit the web link in the sidebar.