Saturday, August 6, 2016

Elderly Woman Solves Crossword Puzzle Artwork Then Claims to Own the Copyright


According to Glyn Moody of Ars Technica UK, a ninety-year-old German woman who filled out Fluxus artist Arthur K√∂pcke’s crossword puzzle work during her visit to Nuremberg’s Neues Museum is claiming that she is now a collaborator on the work and therefore holds the copyright. More...

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Clever Clue of the Month


July 2016
Clue: Boxing ring?...........................BLACKEYE
Constructors: Josh Knapp, Editor: Will Shortz
NYT, Saturday, July 9, 2016

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Clever Clue Nominees

Please vote for the best clue from July (either by email or comments below). The Clever Clue of the Month will be announced on Thursday.

Stuck in the sea........................HARPOONED 
Boxing ring?............................BLACKEYE
Lose density............................SMARTENUP
Site of a big pile on the floor.........SHAGRUG
Chair alternative.......................NOOSE
Something hard to get off your chest?...TATTOO

Friday, July 15, 2016

91-year-old woman fills out crossword that turns out to be $116k artwork in German museum

A 91-year-old woman reportedly used a ballpoint pen to fill in the blank spaces on a $116,000 crossword artwork on display in a German museum.


The work, by avant garde Danish artist Arthur Koepcke was on loan to the Nueus Museum in Nuremberg from a private collector, the BBC reported.
More...

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Clever Clue of the Month


June 2016
Clue: Tender towards one's exes?..................ALIMONIES
Constructors: Byron Walden & Brad Wilbur, Editor: Will Shortz
NYT, Saturday, June 4, 2016

Friday, July 1, 2016

Clever Clue Nominees

Please vote for the best clue from June (either by email or comments below). The Clever Clue of the Month will be announced on Tuesday.

Tender towards one's exes?..............ALIMONIES
Completely lost... unless you're a 
pirate, and if so, carry on.............ATSEA
Get the word out?.......................CENSOR
"I'm driving here!".....................FORE
Where many grunts may be heard?.........ARMYBASE
Dangerous activity with a safe goal?....BANKJOB

Friday, June 3, 2016

Clever Clue of the Month


May 2016
Clue: Support for a movement?......................TOILETSEAT
Constructor/Editor: Peter Gordon
Fireball Crossword, Thursday, May 12, 2016