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Greetings from the 38th annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament (ACPT) in Stamford!

This is my first time to participate in a crossword competition, so I'll be beaming if I can avoid last place. Good luck to all the folks competing this year!

1115-09 New York Times Crossword Answers 15 Nov 09

This is my solution to the crossword published in the New York Times today. If you are doing the New York Times crossword in any other publication, you are working on the syndicated puzzle.

Here is a link to my answers to today's SYNDICATED New York Times crossword.


Anonymous said...

Elizabeth Gorski is my favorite puzzle designer! Loved this one. She always has good connecting answers and usually a drawing.
Do you know much about her?

Bill Butler said...

Hi there.

I agree with you, that Liz Gorski's puzzles are incredibly inventive and unique. I don't know an awful lot about her, but as i recall she does get a mention in the "NYTimes crossword movie" Wordplay. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it.

There's a great interview with Ms. Gorski available online. You can also read about each of her NYTimes puzzles on the NYTimes Blog.

I hope that helps!

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This is the simplest of blogs.

I do the New York Times puzzle online every evening, the night before it is published in the paper. Then, I "Google & Wiki" the references that puzzle me, or that I find of interest. I post my findings, along with the solution, as soon as I am done, usually well before the newsprint version becomes available.

About Me

The name's William Ernest Butler, but please call me Bill. I grew up in Ireland, but now live out here in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am retired, from technology businesses that took our family all over the world.

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Crosswords and My Dad

I worked on my first crossword puzzle when I was about 6-years-old, sitting on my Dad's knee. He let me "help" him with his puzzle almost every day as I was growing up. Over the years, Dad passed on to me his addiction to crosswords. Now in my early 50s, I work on my Irish Times and New York Times puzzles every day. I'm no longer sitting on my Dad's knee, but I feel that he is there with me, looking over my shoulder.

This blog is dedicated to my Dad, who passed away at the beginning of this month.

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