I enjoy doing crosswords, particularly NY Times Thursday, Friday & Saturday. I also usually do Emmet Quigley’s challenging Monday puzzles. Sometimes you get stuck on an answer. You don’t want just find out (Googling is soooo easy…) but you’d love a hint to get you unstuck. So, if you want to see some hints-not-answers, here you go. To be honest, the point of this xword blog is to attract word-centric readers who might, just might, be interested in checking out the essays of my blook.
Update, 2014-11-20: After about a month of doing this which was mostly fun, I’m not updating the crossword blog currently. I still enjoy doing crosswords regularly, but it my real interest lies in the essays more than the blog. So I’m “on hiatus” from blogging the NY Times puzzle for a while. If you’re the kind of person who would enjoy a hint now and then, though, shoot me an email through the contact page and I’ll pass back to you an occasional hint. — Jon Mack