Crossword Who's Who - S
Constructors, editors, bloggers and solvers of American crosswords
James Sajdak started constructing crosswords in 2005. He has been published by LA Times, NY Times and NY Sun.
Nancy Salomon has had over 180 puzzles published by the New York Times since 1997, some solos, some collaborated with other constructors, and L.A. Times has also published more than 40 of Nancy's puzzles since 2002. Her crosswords have also appeared in New York Sun, Wall Street Journal, CroSynergy Syndicate, Washington Post, etc.
Al Sanders, a project manager at Hewlett-Packard in Fort Collins, Colorado, is a frequent finalist at the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament.
He was one of the featured players in the award-winning 2006 documentary film Wordplay.
Nancy Schuster was the winner of the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament in 1978, the first year the tournament was held.
A former Dell Champion editor, she is also the editor of Random House Crossword Puzzle Dictionary.
Ed Sessa had his first puzzle published by the NY Times in 2007. Since then, he has had over twenty puzzles published by the NY Times and LA Times.
Michael Sharp is the author of the blog Rex Parker does the New York Times Crossword.
He is also a crossword constructor, with puzzles published in the NY Times and LA Times.
He teaches English at Binghamton University and the New York State Penitentiary in Elmira.
Mike Shenk is crossword editor of The Wall Street Journal.
Will Shortz has been the crossword editor of the New York Times since 1993.
He was born 26 August 1952 in Indiana, and attended Indiana University where he graduated with a degree in Enigmatology, the study of puzzles. He achieved this by being allowed to design his own curriculum.
Shortz is the author or editor of more than 400 books. He owns over 20,000 puzzle books and magazines dating back to 1533, reportedly the world's largest private library on the subject.
He provided the puzzle clues which The Riddler (Jim Carrey) leaves for Batman (Val Kilmer) in the film Batman Forever.
Barry Silk is a crossword constructor whose puzzles, since July 2003, have appeared in NY Times, LA Times, NY Sun and USA Today.
Richard Silvestri, a professor of mathematics in Garden City, New York, is a crossword constructor whose puzzles have been published in the New York Times and in Newsday.
The American composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim - renowned for works such as A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, A Little Night Music, etc - is an ardent crossword fan.
In 1968-1969 he authored a series of cryptic crosswords for New York magazine. These puzzles were subsequently published in book form.
Sally R. STEIN
"Sally R. Stein" is a pseudonym used by Stan Newman for some of his Newsday crosswords.
Read the story here.
Gary Steinmehl is a crossword constructor who has had over 165 puzzles published by various major newspapers, including LA Times, NY Times, NY Sun, USA Today, Chronicle of Higher Learning, etc.
"Anna Stiga" is a pseudonym used by Stan Newman for some of his Newsday crosswords.
Read the story here.
Bruce R SUTPHIN
Bruce R. Sutphin, who started constructing in 2010, is a constructor of crosswords for the L.A. Times.
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