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Crossword Who's Who - S

Constructors, editors, bloggers and solvers of American crosswords

 

James SAJDAK

James Sajdak started constructing crosswords in 2005. He has been published by LA Times, NY Times and NY Sun.

Interview with James Sajdak in L.A. Times Crossword Corner.


Nancy SALOMON

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.

Interview with Nancy Salomon in L.A. Times Crossword Corner

New York Times crosswords by Nancy Salomon at XWord Info


Al SANDERS

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

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

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.

Interview with Ed Sessa in L.A. Times Crossword Corner.


Michael SHARP

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.

Interview with "Rex Parker" on the NYT's Wordplay Blog.

Interview with "Rex Parker" in L.A. Times Crossword Corner.


Mike SHENK

Mike Shenk is crossword editor of The Wall Street Journal.


Will SHORTZ

Will Shortz

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.

In 1978 Will Shortz was the founder of the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament and he has served as its director since that time. In 1992 he founded the World Puzzle Championship.

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.

Wikipedia entry for Will Shortz

Article in The Atlantic: How Will Shortz Edits the New York Times Puzzle


Barry SILK

Barry Silk is a crossword constructor whose puzzles, since July 2003, have appeared in NY Times, LA Times, NY Sun and USA Today.

Interview with Barry Silk in L.A. Times Crossword Corner.

New York Times crosswords by Barry Silk at XWord Info


Richard SILVESTRI

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.

New York Times crosswords by Richard Silvestri at XWord Info


Stephen Sondheim Crossword Puzzles

Stephen SONDHEIM

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.

Stephen Sondheim's first crossword in New York magazine (PDF format)



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

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.

Interview with Gary Steinmehl in L.A. Times Crossword Corner.


Anna STIGA

"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.

Interview with Bruce R. Sutphin in L.A. Times Crossword Corner.




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