Two interesting bits of news from the world of Across and Down:
1) Constructor Erik Agard put together a small crossword where every clue is represented by a short YouTube video, featuring a great many well-known puzzle constructors and solvers. Go solve!
2) Michael Sharp, aka crossword blogger Rex Parker, has assembled a set of brand new crosswords from folks like Merl Reagle, Liz Gorski, and Brendan Emmett Quigley. Twenty-four crosswords in all! The puzzles are free, but since this is a fundraiser for the American Red Cross, specifically to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy, I imagine you’ll throw in a few bucks, right? Right. Suggested donation is $20. Go solve!