Other sites chronicling the world of puzzles.
A Virginia-based puzzler looks at puzzle hunts, video games, and other mentally stimulating diversions.
A Wired blog that covers puzzles and games off the beaten path.
Diary of a Crossword Fiend
Amy Reynaldo and friends review the day's popular crosswords.
Rex Parker Does the NY Times Crossword Puzzle
A no-holds-barred review of one man's solving experience.
Get your solve on.
Patrick Berry, my all-around favorite constructor, brings you eye-popping grids that are fun to fill.
If you're craving more Rows Garden puzzles, check out Andrew Ries's site.
Brendan Emmett Quigley
BEQ posts two clever crosswords a week. They're as modern as they come.
A Cleverly-Titled Logic Puzzle Blog
Enjoy Grant Fikes's Nikoli-inspired creations. Some are straightforward, while others bend the rules.
The New York Sun may be with us no longer, but editor Peter Gordon brings his unique, fresh style to this weekly puzzle. Well worth the money.
Glutton for Pun
Erik Agard, another promising young crossworder, presents his original weekly puzzles.
Thomas Snyder's excellent hand-crafted logic puzzles.
David Millar presents a wide variety of logic and word puzzles.
Matt Gaffney's Weekly Crossword Contest
Solve the crossword, come up with the final answer to which it leads, and send it to Matt to get in on the drawing for a puzzle book. Difficulty increases as the end of the month nears.
Palmer Mebane's collection of logic puzzles, including lots of creative new types. Confession: Many of these are too tough for me!
A free weekly crossword from a Merv Griffin's Crosswords champion.
Japan's most renowned puzzle brand. For about five bucks a month, you can solve about four logic puzzles a day in thirteen varieties and four difficulty levels. You can order books from them too!
Free monthly puzzles from a creative constructor.
The trio of Mike Shenk, Amy Goldstein, and Robert Leighton give you small teasers every day. You'll also occasionally find their work in the Op-Ed section of the New York Times.
Puzzles & Answers Magazine
If you like extravaganzas (sets of interconnected puzzles that lead to satisfying final answers), subscribe to this bimonthly online publication. Plenty of fun stand-alone challenges, too.
Triple Play Puzzles
Prolific constructor Trip Payne offers original puzzles and lots more.
Organizations and Events
Stuff that will fill your puzzling calendar.
American Crossword Puzzle Tournament
The competition gets tougher every year, but there's plenty of fun to be had for solvers of all levels of expertise.
Bay Area Night Games
Information about the periodic hunts that take place all over the Bay.
MIT Mystery Hunt
A madcap, nonstop two to three days of solving, all in pursuit of a coin hidden somewhere on the campus. The creativity is incredible; you can have great fun in the archives just admiring the puzzles and their solutions.
National Puzzlers' League
Information about the world's oldest puzzle organization. Find out about The Enigma (for which I edit the cryptograms), the puzzles it contains, and our annual convention, which has become an absolute must for me every year.
Alumni of The Game at Stanford run entertaining puzzle hunts. Their annual Decathlon is a great day of solving.
Useful sites to boost your puzzling experience.
Alex has created a number of ingenious little applications for crossword solvers and constructors.
The gold standard for puzzlemakers. It doesn't take long for it to pay for itself.
An emerging program for online solving. Can handle lots of formatting quirks that warp the usual rules.
Kevin McCann offers lots of resources for crossword constructors, including a forum and publishers' specification sheets.
Plug in a pattern and Onelook will scour just about every dictionary out there for matching entries. Great for solvers and constructors alike.
My favorite solving program. Tremendously smooth and versatile.
Jim Horne's database tells you everything you could want to know about any New York Times crossword.