Try the L.A. Times Crossword on Father’s Day … and a bonus constructor interview

On this Father’s Day, please carve out some time to solve my crossword — “Pas de Deux” —  in the L.A. Times. Here’s to all those father-and-son and father-and-daughter crossword solving teams — you’re awesome.

[Spoiler alert] After you’ve solved the puzzle, check out  the newest constructor profile on C.C. Burnikel’s blog. C.C. is the multi-talented writer and constructor who presides over Crossword Corner.  She interviewed me about “Pas de Deux” and puzzle construction techniques/philosophy. Thanks, C.C. — I so enjoyed talking shop with you!


My father, Edward Gorski, as a young soldier stationed in Cairo.

On this day, I think of my Dad and how young was when he joined the Army. To my Dad, the military cryptologist, who taught me to love words . . .

Thank You for being my Father.

Love, Elzbieta


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Mothers Who Solve Crosswords and the People Who Love Them

Crossword Mother's Day

I never tire of hearing solvers say:  “I watched my mother solve crosswords and that’s how I got into puzzles.”

To all the amazing women who demonstrated their love of words to their children:

We thank you for sharing the art of problem-solving.

For ideating.

For elating.

For inspiring us from here to AGRA and back.

We are in awe of you every single day.  Thank you, Mom!


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Easter Greetings and Crossword Alert

If you are a Sunday solver, don’t miss tomorrow’s New York Times crossword. I constructed it with the hope that it’ll bring a smile to your face.

And speaking of smiles … these Riverside Park daffodils seem to be laughing in the sun. What joy! I wish you and your family a Happy Easter.

This Wordsworth poem celebrates daffodils, the trumpets of the spring symphony.

The Earth Laughs In Flowers

The Earth Laughs In Flowers


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