Sunday, August 31, 2008

An Eight Letter Word For Table Tennis....

An April 5, 2008 peek into the world of competitive table tennis, featuring a man who claims to play table tennis for the same reasons many solve crossword puzzles.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

The Undersung Crossword Hero

Clearly, the constructors get all the glory. But what about the undersung heroes of crossword making? Such as the guys who ink in the diagrams?

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Saturday, August 23, 2008

NYT Black Square Record Broken

Kevin G. Der broke the record for fewest black squares with Friday's New York Times puzzle. The new low-water-mark is 18, beating Manny Nosowsky's old record by one.

NYT 8/22 puzzle (requires subscription to NYT puzzles)

Sunday, August 17, 2008

"Lollapuzzoola" This Saturday

"Ryan And Brian" of the blog "Ryan And Brian Do Crosswords" ( are throwing their own crossword tournament. "Lollapuzzoola '08" will be held on Saturday, August 23 from 12-4 at the Community Church, 81-10 35th Avenue, Jackson Heights. The constructors will include Mike Nothnagel, Brendan Emmett Quigley and Ashish Vengsarkar.