Exciting news: beginning on Nov. 13th, I’ll be writing a new crossword for each issue of New York magazine. I’ll be succeeding the great Cathy Allis in this role, who herself succeeded the great Maura Jacobson in 2011. I’m thrilled to be the third link in this venerable chain.
The puzzle won’t be available online, but you can subscribe to the magazine here.
I write a contest crossword every other Friday for the Wall Street Journal. Here is today’s, which is especially amusing (if you ask me).
fivethirtyeight.com article by Oliver Roeder in which I’m quoted.
Every month I nominate five crosswords published anywhere by anyone for Crossword of the Month, then choose the winner. March’s CotM by Andrew Ries is especially remarkable.
My article in Slate on the recent plagiarism troubles in crosswords.
Is here. Easy one, I’m told.
The Washington Post‘s extremely talented new Sunday crossword writer, Evan Birnholz, introduces the paper’s readers to metapuzzles.
Excellent article on metapuzzles (a.k.a. contest crosswords) by Matthew Kassel in the New York Observer.
My new subscription service, Matt Gaffney’s Daily Crossword (MGDX), launches today. An all-new 10×10 mini-themed crossword delivered to you via e-mail every morning for $24/$18/$12/$6 for 12/6/3/1 month(s).
Check out a free sample (and sign up to receive a free week) here. And see what makes these puzzles’ mini-themes interesting here.
For the second time in two months, the American crossword puzzle world has lost a titan. Read the Guardian‘s appreciation of the great Henry Hook here.