Crossword Who's Who - H
Constructors, editors, bloggers and solvers of American crosswords
Ray Hamel has had more than 2,000 crossword puzzles appear in such publications as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, GAMES Magazine, Brain Games, Washington Post, Newsday, Simon and Schuster Crossword Puzzle Books, and Dell Champion Crosswords. He is also a member of the CrosSynergy syndicate.
He is the author of Encyclopaedia Britannica Crosswords, the co-author of "Challenging 30-Minute Crosswords" and one of the writers for the "Star Trek Crosswords" series.
Ray is an acknowledged expert on trivia, having compiled an enormous database of esoterica that contains more than 25,000 questions.
He lives in Madison, Wisconsin, and is library director at the Wisconsin Primate Research Center.
Randall J. HARTMAN
Randall J. Hartman has been a crossword constructor since 1994. His puzzles have been published in the New York Times and in Newsday. He is also a member of the CrosSynergy syndicate.
He lives in Escondido, California, and is a civil engineer for a water utility.
Doug Heller, who died in 2012, was closely involved with the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament since its inception and helped to organize every one of the 34 tournaments held so far. He was the webmaster of the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament website.
Tyler Hinman (born November 5, 1984 in Hartford, CT) is a crossword solver and constructor and a five-time winner of the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. He won the tournament for the first time as a 20-year-old in 2005 and by 2009 had won five consecutive titles, a feat unprecedented in the 32-year history of the tournament. Hinman was also one of the featured players in the award-winning 2006 documentary film Wordplay.
Hinman is also a crossword puzzle constructor, creating original puzzles for publications including The New York Times and The Onion.
Henry Hook (born 1955 in East Rutherford, New Jersey) is an American creator of crossword puzzles, widely credited with popularizing the cryptic crossword in North America.
Jim Horne founded Wordplay, the New York Times crossword blog. He is also the creator of XWord Info, which contains data about NYT puzzles dating back to November, 1993, covering the entire time that Will Shortz has been Puzzle Editor.
In 2000, Doug Hoylman - nicknamed The Iceman - became the first six-time winner of the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. At age 56, he was also the oldest national champion ever.
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