Puzzling News

  • Will Shortz's 40th Annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament will run March 24-26, 2017 at the Stamford Marriott in Stamford, CT. Come join in the fun!.
  • What did Rex Parker think of the NYT crossword today? Did he blaze through in record time or get hung up in a corner?
  • What did Crossword Fiend and Co. think of the major crosswords today?
  • wordplay
    What did Deb Amlen think of the NYT crossword today?
  • xwordinfo
    What did Jeff Chen (and maybe Jim Horne) have to say about today's NYT crossword?
  • A superb resource for constructors. Cruciverb has terrific search tools, word lists, and more.

Out-of-This-World Space Puzzlefest

It gives me great pleasure to annouce that my next Puzzlefest is now available. It's got a space theme and some really fun puzzles, I think.


For more details, go to my Puzzlefest page.

Lollapuzzoola 9: 8/13/16, NYC

For the 9th year in a row, solvers will gather in a church basement to solve creative crosswords, play games, and have a whoop-de-doo in a tournament called Lollapuzzoola. Oh, and look at that: we're on Wikipedia.

American Values Club Crossword

The AVCX is an independent weekly crossword edited by Ben Tausig. Its constructors include Aimee Lucido, Brendan Emmett Quigley, Byron Walden, Caleb Madison, Francis Heaney, Ben Tausig, Tyler Hinman, Zoe Wheeler, and me!


The themes tend to be funny/topical, with clues that stretch your brain in different directions and would be rated PG-13 if they were movies. Try one for only $1 and if you don't like it, you only wasted a $1 and now you have a new liner for your bird cage.