With a historic victory last week, the accomplishments of Simone Biles make great puzzling.
Matt Gaffney has been a professional crossword puzzle writer for the past 21 years. He currently writes for the Daily Beast, New York, the Wall Street Journal, and the Week, and his puzzles have also appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Slate, Billboard, Wine Spectator, and the Onion. He has also written a weekly contest crossword since 2008 at www.xwordcontest.com, plus 29 books of crosswords, as well as the 2006 narrative book Gridlock: Crossword Puzzles and the Mad Geniuses Who Create Them. He lives in Staunton, Virginia, with his wife and son.
A happenstance NBA matchup led to a crisscross of clues that were too good to pass up.
Chalk it up to some legen-dairy cheeses to be a huge part of crossword puzzles.
“Revealer” clues are the missing domino that can help things fall into place for puzzlers.
I broke a cardinal rule of puzzling last week, but it was all for the sake of a clue I couldn’t pass up.
From America’s favorite pastime to the Olympic games, sports are rife with clue-ready facts.
We try to stay abreast of the news when writing puzzles, and that worked in our favor this past week.
Food, culture, whatever it is that makes you smile, puzzlers try to sneak it into clues.
The “Wheel of Fortune” host has dipped his toes into puzzling both on and off the screen.
Writing crossword puzzles has its own frustrations, but at the end of the day, it’s pretty gosh darn fun.