All last week, the folks at Diary of a Crossword Fiend gave out their annual Orcas awards to celebrate the best in crossword puzzling. Best Easy Puzzle, Best Clue, that sort of thing. Well, I might not have won the Best Puzzle of the year, that went to my man Francis Heaney, but lookee here, the ole' Biz Quig walked away with the
Miss Congeniality Crossword Constructor of the Year award. I am honored. I guess this is it though, the pinnacle, and the only way left is down. I've peaked right now and shall be forever doomed to a life of coasting on former successes. Thank you all, it's been a great ride. (No not really. I'm qualified to do nothing else in life, so expect more puzzles from me until I drop dead.)
Quick list of folks to thank: my girls Liz and Tabby, Amy Reynaldo, Nancy Schuster, Tyler Hinman, Eric Maddy, Francis, Frank Longo, Patrick Berry, and each and every one of you who come to the site and do a puzzle. I couldn't do it without you.
Share the puzzle. New one on Thursday.