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Nerds and the New York Times crossword puzzle: what more could one want? Rebecca Ryder Neipris hosts a rotating cast of characnerds for a weekly klatsch about crosswords, Crossworld...and so much more.
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Jun 25, 2018

NYT crossword, Sunday 6/17/18: "Tricky Trios." Amanda Chung, Karl Ni and Erik Agard.

Guest co-host: Andy Kravis!

Guest sound wizard: Jack Reeves!

Producer and host: Rebecca RN

Jun 1, 2018

Date: May 27, 2018

Theme: 21

Constructor: Andrew Chaikin

May 16, 2018

Date: May 13, 2018 

Constructors: Neville Fogarty & Erik Agard

Theme: LOVE AT FIRST SITE

May 7, 2018

Date: May 6, 2018

Theme: LET'S PLAY TWO

Constructor: Brendan Emmett Quigley

May 3, 2018

Date: April 29, 2018

Constructor: Peter Wentz

Theme: MIS-UNABBREVIATED

Apr 22, 2018

Date: April 22, 2018 

Constructor: Ross Trudeau

Theme: PLUSES & MINUSES

Apr 8, 2018

Date: April 8, 2018

Theme: Triple Spoonerisms

Constructor: Batrick Perry

Apr 3, 2018

Date: April 1, 2018

Theme: 1 + 1 = 5

Constructor: Sam Ezersky

Mar 30, 2018

The second installment of our interview series. Live from the floor of the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament! (Apologies for the sound quality). 

Mar 28, 2018

Special eps! This weekend, the Crossnerds went to the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, an incredible experience filled with amazing, brilliant, quirky constructors & solvers. 

This first interview is with tournament CHAMP Erik Agard, conducted after puzzle 6. 

We apologize for the sound quality. Our mics were packed up and we used a stereo room recorder :3 Still, you can hear Erik's wisdom on speed-solving! 

Enjoy! 

 

LINKS MENTIONED: 

Puzzle Collaboration Directory: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1515117638602016/

Indy500: https://www.theindie500.com/

Mar 12, 2018

Date: March 11 2018 

Theme: IF FOUND, CALL...

Constructor: Matthew Sewell 

See Matthew's CRAWL SPACE puzzle here: http://www1.chem.umn.edu/groups/baranygp/puzzles/crawlspace/

Mar 7, 2018

Apologies for late upload! The Crossnerds ran into technical issues that took a few days to fix :-/

Theme: CHARACTER BUILDING

Constructor: Byron Walden

Date: Mar 7, 2018

Feb 26, 2018

Date: Feb 25, 2018

Theme: LETTER RECYCLING

Constructor: Will Nediger

Feb 19, 2018

Date: Feb 18, 2018

Theme: NAME DROPPER

Constructor: Elizabeth A. Long

Feb 14, 2018

Date: Feb 11, 2018 

Theme: PARONOMASIA

Constructor: Matt Ginsberg

Feb 4, 2018

Date: Feb 4 2018

Constructor: David Levinson Wilk

Theme: CRACKING WISE

Jan 28, 2018

Date: Jan 28, 2018

Theme: SURPRISE ENDINGS

Constructor(s): Priscilla Clark & Jeff Chen

Jan 27, 2018

Andy Kravis stopped by to talk crossword constructing (and much more) with the Nerds. 

To learn more about Andy and grab his puzzles, visit: http://cruciverbalistatlaw.blogspot.com/

Puzzle Collaboration Directory: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1515117638602016/about/

 

Jan 22, 2018

Date: Jan 21 2018

Theme: SUBSTITUTIONS

Constructors: Victor Barocas and Andy Kravis

Jan 14, 2018

Date: Jan 14 2018

Constructor: Joel Fagliano

Theme: SUPREME INTELLIGENCE

Jan 8, 2018

Date: Jan 7 2018

Theme: VOWEL PLAY

Constructor: David Steinberg

Dec 31, 2017

Date: Dec 31, 2017 

Constructor: John Lampkin

Theme: Ring Out The Old, Ring In The New

Dec 19, 2017

Date: December 17 2017

Theme: Oh, One Last Thing

Constructor: Andrew J. Ries

Dec 11, 2017

Date: Dec 10 2017

Theme: Full-Body Cast

Constructors: Erik Agard & Laura Braunstein

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