Ruth Baller Ginsburg

The good news around these parts it that I'm finally, blessedly, fully vaxxed. Last week I spent time in a cafe, and went to see a movie in a movie theater. Yesterday I had a conversation with a client about possibly running one of my tabletop games in person, at their off-site in another state. After a year of Zoom-only team-building, this is a much welcome development. I can't wait to start thinking about running public games at bars and taprooms for you all again. Hope you're able to get vaccinated soon, if you're not already.


Think of the name of a famous woman from 20th century American politics. Change one letter in her first name to a different double letter. You’ll end up with the first and last name of a famous 20th century American athlete, along with the last name of his rival.

For crossword constructors, an inclusivity debate: What’s ‘common knowledge’ and who decides?

For crossword constructors, an inclusivity debate: What’s ‘common knowledge’ and who decides?
A passionate community of puzzle creators and devotees reckons daily with representation, one clue at a time.

More on this ongoing debate within the crossword construction community. As a puzzle designer, I know that my own ideas of what is "common knowledge" can lead me astray, and it's something that I'm working on.

Escape This Column?

Kominers’s Conundrums: Can You Escape This Column?
This column is an escape room, and clues could be hidden anywhere.
Your mission — should you choose to accept it — is to escape this column.

Escape from Jury Duty

Escape from your Sudoku Limitations

Good Sudoku

Good Sudoku: A new app by Zach Gage and Jack Schlesinger that uses AI to help you learn to play (and enjoy) sudoku.

Solution to the previous Puzzler

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