Peter Gordon has launched a new Kickstarter campaign for his current events crossword puzzles, now branded as Fireball Newsflash Crosswords. The series will resemble his previous Fireball News Crosswords with puzzles distributed every two or three weeks rather than weekly. The campaign is only running for ten days so make sure you stop by his Kickstarter Page to get in on this great set of puzzles with clues from the news!
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Elissa Grossman posted the contributor list for Crosswords LA. The puzzles and games at the 2014 Southern California tournament will be created by: Todd McClary, Andrea Carla Michaels, Melanie Miller, Trip Payne, David Quarfoot, Merl Reagle, John Schiff, Dave Shukan, Marc Spraragen, David Steinberg, Patti Varol, and Byron Walden. With the exception of yours truly, the puzzlemakers all have a connection with California as their current or former home — I believe this is a theme that tournament puzzle wrangler Amy Reynaldo is going for. The specific contribution of each puzzler will remain unknown until tournament day per tradition. I haven’t been told what anyone else on the list is doing but I’ve already begun speculating.