514 entrants submitted the correct answer to my weekly crossword contest last week; it’s the first time we’ve broken the 500 barrier.

The puzzle was called “See? See?” and you can solve it here (scroll down to “This Week’s Instructions”). Solution and explanation of the meta is here.

Arlington Puzzlefest

I’ll be speaking at the 1st Annual Arlington Puzzlefest on Saturday, November 5th. My talk is called “Secrets of a Professional Crossword Puzzle Writer” and starts at 9 AM at the Arlington Public Library. The Puzzlefest’s crossword tournament follows. Read more here.