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WHERE TO FIND MY PUZZLES

 

Right now, there are four places where you can find my puzzles on a regular basis; details about those are below.

I'm also listing where you can find my one-time puzzles that appear in various newspapers, magazines, or other media. (I won't list the puzzles that aren't publicly available, such as those for private individuals or certain corporate assignments.) This list will be updated regularly, but those updates won't always be mentioned on the homepage.


REGULARLY APPEARING PUZZLES

PuzzleSocial: this Facebook app is loaded with crosswords by most of America's top puzzlemakers. I have 25 crosswords scheduled to appear over the next year.

TV Guide: the weekly sudoku puzzle. Instead of numbers, the puzzle uses letters; solvers can find a long TV-related entry somewhere in the filled diagram. (My occasional crosswords for the magazine will be listed below when they're published.)

Washington Post: a regular 15x15 themeless crossword edited by Peter Gordon; I'm part of a six-person Sunday rotation that also includes Patrick Berry, Frank Longo, Doug Peterson, Mike Shenk, and Karen Tracey.

Yahoo! Daily Games: five 13x13 crosswords per week (Monday through Friday) for the "Daily Crossword with Hints" feature. These puzzles focus on current pop culture and other modern references. Weekend contributors include Patrick Berry and Matt Jones.

 

ONE-TIME PUZZLES

2012

January 18: pop-culture Game Time for the podcast Extra Hot Great

March 7: music quiz at www.sporcle.com

April 1: "Cuckoo Crossword" for Fireball Crosswords

 

2011

March 30: "Cuckoo Crossword" for Fireball Crosswords

June 19: language quiz at www.sporcle.com

September 30: themed 21x21 crossword in The Wall Street Journal

October 19: pop-culture Game Time for the podcast Extra Hot Great

November 7: music quiz at www.sporcle.com

November 20: themed 21x21 crossword in The New York Times

December: word search for the game "James Noir's Hollywood Crimes"

December 3: music quiz at www.sporcle.com

 

2010

January 9: sports quiz at www.sporcle.com

January 20: themed 15x15 crossword in The New York Times

February 24: geography quiz at www.sporcle.com

March 19: themeless 15x15 crossword in The New York Times

April 1: "Something Different"-style 15x15 crossword for Fireball Crosswords (puzzle #13)

May 15: themeless 15x15 crossword in The New York Times (with Patrick Berry)

September 20: TV quiz at www.sporcle.com

October 3: Broadway quiz at www.sporcle.com

December 20: advertising word search in Us Weekly for Honda Odyssey

 

2009

January: themed crosswords in TV Guide (January 5, January 12, and January 19 issues)

February 9: themed crossword in TV Guide

February 13: Wacky Weekend Warrior in the New York Sun

March: themed 15x15 crossword in Quarterly Review of Wines (Spring 2009 issue)

March 30: advertising crossword in TV Guide for Starz network

April 3: themed 15x15 crossword in The Chronicle of Higher Education

April 26: themed 21x21 crossword in The New York Times

May 1: themed 15x16 crossword in The Chronicle of Higher Education

May 5: themed 15x15 crossword in The New York Times

June 27: themeless 15x15 crossword in The New York Times

October 30: themed 15x15 crossword in The Chronicle of Higher Education

December 10: themed 15x15 crossword in The New York Times

 

2008

January 18: themeless 15x15 crossword in The New York Times

January 18: many puzzles in the MIT Mystery Hunt. Individual puzzles that are still solvable after the fact (each of which leads to a specific word or phrase) include X2, Subservient Chicken Loves the '80s, Breaking Away, At the Canyon, and The Big Musical Number; ones no longer solvable include Case Study and (possibly) Nationwide Hunt.

March: a greeting card, with art by Sue Mattero, for Design House Greetings

April 4: Wacky Weekend Warrior in the New York Sun. This puzzle is similar to the "Something Different" puzzles on this website. (If you have a hard time downloading it once it's available, try right-clicking and saving it to your desktop, then opening in AcrossLite.)

July 20: the weekly puzzle on NPR's "Weekend Edition Sunday", presented by Will Shortz

September: Emmy-themed crosswords in TV Guide (September 15 and September 22 issues)

October: themed crosswords in TV Guide (October 20 and October 27 issues)

November: themed crosswords in TV Guide (November 3, November 10, November 17, and November 24 issues)

December 8-14: the Weekly Teaser at Puzzability

December 14: 23x23 crossword in The New York Times; I also did an interview with them about the puzzle.

December 19: 21x21 crossword in The Wall Street Journal

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