Crossword Who's Who - P
Constructors, editors, bloggers and solvers of American crosswords
Joon Pahk started constructing in 2008. He has had several puzzles published by the New York Times and his byline has also appeared in the NY Sun, Newsday (Saturday Stumper), Wall Street Journal and the Chronicle of Higher Education.
He is also an excellent speed solver, finishing 15th in this year's American Crossword Puzzle Tournament.
See Michael Sharp.
Timothy Eric Parker (born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1960) is a U.S. puzzle editor and constructor. He is currently the crossword editor of USA Today.
Parker is the founder and senior editor of the Universal line of crossword puzzles and games, which are syndicated around the world in print by Universal Press Syndicate, and online by Uclick. The Universal Crossword is featured on hundreds of sites including MSNBC, CBS News, The Boston Globe, Baltimore Sun, Miami Herald, Dallas Morning News, New York Daily News.
He is the founder of the Puzzle Society, one of North America's largest paid subscriber puzzle clubs.
In addition to crosswords, Parker also creates and edits trivia games, mazes, word searches, cryptic crossword puzzles, and others. Parker's puzzles and games have been published in over 100 countries.
Gregory E. PAUL
Gregory E Paul is a crossword constructor whose puzzles have appeared in the New York Times from 1994 to 2005.
Norman "Trip" Payne (born August 7, 1968 in Rock Hill, South Carolina) is an American cruciverbalist living in Florida. He has been making puzzles professionally since publication in GAMES magazine in November 1983 and has published over 4,000 crosswords and variety puzzles.
He is also an excellent speed solver, winning the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament three times: in 1993, 1998 and 2004.
Mike Peluso is a crossword constructor whose puzzles, since January 2008, have appeared in the L.A. Times, USA Today and GAMES magazine.
Since he started constructing in 2003, Doug Peterson's puzzles have been published by Newsday, NY Times, New York Sun, LA Times, etc. He is also a member of the CrosSynergy syndicate.
In the 1999 film The Story of Us Michelle Pfeiffer stars as Katie Jordan, a professional crossword constructor. There is no evidence, however, to suggest that Ms Pfeiffer is a crossword constructor in real life.
Since 1998 Garison Piatt has constructed crosswords for Hana Hou!, the in-flight magazine of Hawaiian Airlines. He also formerly constructed puzzles for the travel website Hawaii.com. That's right, he specializes in Hawaiian crosswords.
Kosman and Picciotto have also served as cryptic crossword editors for The Enigma, the publication of the National Puzzlers’ League, and edited The National Puzzlers’ League Cryptic Crosswords (free download here).
Henri Picciotto teaches math at The Urban School of San Francisco and has taught at every level from counting to calculus. He hails from the Bay Area.
Fred Piscop has been a crossword constructor since 1995 when he was laid off as a computer tech support specialist. His puzzles have been published in the New York Times and in Newsday.
Fred was formerly crossword editor of Washington Post Magazine.
When he's not puzzling, he plays keyboards at several jam sessions a week, samples microbrews, runs, and plays senior (60+) softball.
David Poole started constructing crosswords in 2008. He has had puzzles published by the L.A. Times and the New York Times.
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