Elizabeth C. Gorski

Liz Gorski May 2014

Elizabeth C. Gorski — Crosswordpreneur



“My passion is to create puzzles that empower us to think differently.”

Modern Art Notes describes Elizabeth C. Gorski as a constructor “known for her entertaining, creative holy cow! grids.”  She is one of the most-published crossword constructors at The New York Times.  A frequent contributor to The Wall Street Journal and the L.A. Times, Ms. Gorski is also a four-time winner of Simon & Schuster’s Margaret Award. Ms. Gorski is the inventor of the modern “Connect-The-Dots” crossword form, the first of which was published in The New York Times in December 2003.  She wrote the first ebook devoted to this new puzzle genre.

In 2013 she was named Constructor of the Year.

 She is Managing Editor of Crossword Nation — a premium provider of weekly puzzles for mobile, desktop and print solvers.

Her film credits include an appearance in Wordplay, Patrick Creadon’s 2006 documentary. The film spotlighted her NYT crossword, “High Definition,” as one of “Five Unforgettable Puzzles.” 20th Century Fox commissioned her work and consultancy for the 2009 Sandra Bullock comedy All About Steve.  The New York Times tapped Ms. Gorski to construct a celebrity puzzle with Martha Stewart as guest co-constructor.

Her work is commissioned by advertising agencies and private clients.  She has created custom puzzles for libraries and museums, including the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York.

A graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University, Ms. Gorski lives in New York City where she does pro bono work for the Intrepid Museum and the 9/11 Memorial Museum. When she’s not gigging on the viola, she plays the blues guitar, practices copperplate calligraphy and dances the flamenco.



The “Ravishly” interview   (June 2014)

L. A. Times Crossword Corner (June 2014)

Modern Art Notes (Guggenheim Museum Spiral Puzzle)

The New York Times (Jim Horne’s Interview)