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Indyword News about Crossword Puzzles 13th of December 2022

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Indyword News About Crossword Puzzles

Indyword News about Crossword Puzzles

In the crossword puzzle news today:

After the news broke that The Washington Post Magazine will be shutting down, I wrote last Sunday that I will “almost definitely” still be writing crosswords for The Washington Post.

Midland grandmother wins top prize with Crossword lottery ticket

Another puzzle in our American-style series – along with some tips on how to tackle it

Crossword: Meet the woman behind Little Women - We learn how Louisa May Alcott's book was a surprise hit in a male-focused literary era

Crosswords no good against mild cognitive impairment - Crosswords: Harmless Game or Debilitating Addiction?

Check out our latest crossword by our mystery compiler Arahoden - As usual, you can expect some Cavan twists.

Study Shows Crossword Puzzles Beat Computer Games in Slowing Memory Loss - Crossword puzzles showed an advantage over digital brain games in sharpening memory among older adults with mild cognitive impairment

Introducing Cross Atlantic, our brand new US-style crossword - To celebrate its launch, we take a look at how a blend of heritage and modern accessibility created a uniquely British puzzle

Puzzle Monday: Atlas Obscura Christmas Crossword - Themed crossword comes from independent crossword constructor Brendan Emmett Quigley

Holiday Crossword! - By Josh Harkins for The Middlebury Campus

Christmas Trees courtsey of George Tan - GT#4 - via

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Crossword Blogs

Diary of a Crossword Fiend - A crossword blog by Team Fiend

Brendan Emmett Quigley - A crossword blog with locally foraged puzzles by Brendan Emmett Quigly

Matt Gaffney - A crossword blog with a weekly crossword contest by Matt Gaffney

Rex Parker - A crossword blog by the greatest crossword solver in the universe solving the New-York Times crossword puzzle

Neville Fogarty - A crossword constructors blog with free crosswords

Andrew J. Ries - writing crossword puzzles in 2006 and has been a full-time puzzle writer since 2017

Gameplay - The New York Times online community for puzzle enthusiasts.

L.A.Times Crossword Corner - A Daily Crossword Blog - Answers to the LA Times Crossword

The Guardian Crossword Blog - Looks at the smartest and wittiest clues from all the cryptics

Big Dave's Crossword Blog - Putting the words to lights – crossword clues explained in plain English

Times for The Times - Times and comments on The Times crosswords by a team of solvers

Fifteensquared- Daily analysis of, and commentary on, the cryptic puzzles published in the Financial Times, Guardian and Independent

Crossword Unclued - About crosswords of the cryptic kind

XWord Info - New York Times Crossword Answers and Insights, the essential resource for crossword constructors and enthusiasts

Club72 - By Tim Croce ||| Original freestyle crossword puzzles on Tuesdays at 6pm Eastern ||| Original puzzles (sometimes more freestyles, sometimes variety puzzles or even themed puzzles) on Fridays at 6pm Eastern

Christmas Crossword- King's Kids

Crossword Outlets

AV Club Xwords - Sending out a crossword puzzle six-times-a-week

Best For Puzzles - Best for crosswords, codewords, sudoku & other puzzles, games and trivia

1 Across crossword magazine - We produce twelve issues of 1 Across per year, each featuring five high-quality puzzles

The Magpie crossword magazine - We publish excellent thematic crossword puzzles monthly

The Australian Crossword Club - Aims to provide enjoyment and stimulation to the devotees of the crossword puzzle.

Crossword - Is a useful directory for all crossword-related websites on the Internet

Muller Monthly Music Meta - A monthly music-themed crossword to challenge and amuse

Fireball Crosswords - By Peter Gordon, a puzzle-maker and editor from Great Neck, N.Y.

Calendar of pre-Shortz crosswords to solve 1942 to 1993 - Via XWord Info

Links to Crossword Puzzles

Puzzle Pointers - Pointing you >  to where you can find crossword puzzles

Daily Crossword Links - Website & newsletter with links to daily crossword puzzles

The Provincetown Independent Crosswords Page - Outer Cape Cod’s only locally owned newspaper

Matt's Word - Free indie crossword puzzles published about once per month

3D Calendar Puzzles - A puzzle for every month, a clue for every day. For lovers of wordplay who like a challenge

American Crossword Puzzle Tournament - Crossword Links

Crossword Puzzles & People

Shannon “norah sharpe” Rapp - Female forward crossword puzzle maker

Kevin McCann - Webmaster of, which is a resource center for crossword puzzle constructors.

Joon Pahk - Puzzle maker of Outside the Box Puzzles

Adam Sanitt - Meet the crossword setter, Phssthpok

Ashley Smith - The everyday ramblings of an overactive mind

DIY COW - The cryptic clue writing community

Ashley Knowles - Aka Boatman sets crosswords for The Guardian

Cryptic Crosswords from Big Dave - On here you will find help and advice on solving cryptic crosswords.

David Stickley - Writing crosswords professionally since 1995

Patrick Berry - Has been creating and editing puzzles for nearly twenty years

Patrick Blindauer - A professional crossword puzzle maker with over 60 puzzles published in the New York Times

Crossword Tools

Crossword abbreviations - Cryptic crosswords often use abbreviations to clue individual letters or short fragments of the overall solution

Crossword Compiler for Windows - Make vocabulary crossword puzzles and word searches quickly from your own words

CrossFire (for multiple platforms) - CrossFire is an innovative new tool for creating professional quality crossword puzzles

Crosserville - Your one-stop-shop for constructing quality crossword puzzles online

PuzzleMe - Create your crossword online

Crosshare - Is a free, ad-free, and open-source place to create, share and solve crossword puzzles.

Across Lite software - Makes it possible to solve downloaded crossword puzzles, in .puz format,  on your PC or MAC

Black Ink 2 - Download, solve, and print puzzles on your Mac

Clue database maintained by Matt Ginsberg - For use with for example Crossword Compiler, or CrossFire crossword puzzle creator software

NYT Crossword Constructor Resource Guide - A collection of tools for people looking to make their own puzzles

OneLook - The online dictionary and thesaurus search engine

OneAcross - Helping crossword puzzle addicts solve clues

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