Friday, September 16, 2016

The Musical Life of Merl Reagle

Everyone knew Merl Reagle as the puzzle guy, the Tucsonan who made it big on a national stage as the constructor of puzzles published in newspapers around the country including the Arizona Daily Star. Read the article here


Sunday, September 4, 2016

Clever Clue of the Month


August 2016
Clue: Change out of an old pair of pants?......FOUNDMONEY
Constructor: Neville Fogarty, Editor: Will Shortz
NYT, Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Clever Clue Nominees

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

Change out of an old pair of pants?.....FOUNDMONEY
Grape nuts?.............................WINOS
Item once popular in counter cultures?..ABACUS
People who barely move?.................STREAKERS
Crook in sports.........................DOGLEG
"Dude...your fly".......................XYZ

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.
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