Tune in to NPR’s “Weekend Edition” this Sunday morning at 8:45, where AVCX editor Ben Tausig will be distributing legitimate knowledge on a variety of cruciverbal subjects.
Last week AVCX editor Ben Tausig teamed up with Yo La Tengo singer Ira Kaplan; this week it’s crossword wunderkind Caleb Madison co-authoring a puzzle with “King of Queens” actor Patton Oswalt.
The celeb-written puzzles cost a dollar apiece and you can get them here. The Oswalt-Madison puzzle might be food-related, judging by its title: “Hello Donut My Old Friend.”
New crossword blog! Check in daily. I’ll start by handing out an award.
The CMA (Crossword of the Month Award) is just that: what I think is the best crossword published in the United States during that month. We’ll start with September.
Tough decision — they’ll all be tough decisions — but the inaugural CMA goes to Anna Shechtman for “Flipping the Script” (published Sept. 11, 2013, in the American Values Club Crossword).
American Values is a subscription-only puzzle service, so you can buy Anna’s puzzle here for $1 (click on “$1 Weekly Puzzles” and scroll to it).
You can also read a review explaining what makes this crossword so good here (spoilers at the link, of course).