A Cracking Collection of Crossword Clues

Someone recently asked me about my favorite crossword clue, and after mentioning four or five off the top of my head, I cut myself off and tried to explain that it’s impossible for me to pick one. So many clues … Continue reading

Where to Look for Crossword Reviews/Commentary?

Occasionally, we’ll get a message from a PuzzleNationer who wonders why we don’t review the daily New York Times crossword or some of the other prominent daily newspaper crosswords. It makes sense to ask. After all, we try to cover … Continue reading

PN Product Review: ThinkFun’s Cold Case: A Pinch of Murder

[Note: I received a free copy of this game in exchange for a fair, unbiased review. Due diligence, full disclosure, and all that.] A puzzle can leave you baffled for the longest time. You think you’ve examined it from every … Continue reading

PN Product Review: ThinkFun’s Cold Case: A Story to Die For

[Note: I received a free copy of this game in exchange for a fair, unbiased review. Due diligence, full disclosure, and all that.] Detective novels, police procedurals, murder mysteries, forensic shows… there’s an entire entertainment industry out there built on … Continue reading

PN Review: Crossword Mysteries: Riddle Me Dead

Almost two years ago, the first Crossword Mysteries movie debuted. A Puzzle to Die For introduced the puzzle world (and the mystery world) to crossword editor Tess Harper and NYPD detective Logan O’Connor, as the unlikely duo unraveled the murder of an art dealer … Continue reading

PN Review: Crossword Mysteries: Terminal Descent

Almost two years ago, the first Crossword Mysteries movie debuted. A Puzzle to Die For introduced the puzzle world (and the mystery world) to crossword editor Tess Harper and NYPD detective Logan O’Connor, as the unlikely duo unraveled the murder … Continue reading