BRINGING OLD NEW YORK TIMES CROSSWORDS INTO THE DIGITAL AGE
I sold a few puzzles to Eugene Maleska in the 1980s, but can't find my folder containing copies of my puzzles and the notes I received from Mr. Maleska. Is there a way I can search by my name to see if my puzzles have been litzed already?
Please send an e-mail with the name you published under to the address listed above, and I'll see what I can find!
Are the puzzles available as Across Lite files?
The puzzles are available for viewing and solving on XWord Info, but the Across Lite files are not available.
I assume the AL files will be coming down the road eventually. I'm not in too big a hurry with all the 1993-96 puzzles I've recently downloaded from NYT. They should last until next spring at least. I do like the solving interface on xwordinfo, and am using it on my non-xword computer. Thanx for all the work being done here. Is there a licensing problem with Across Lite?
There are no plans to make the Across Lite files public, but, as I said, you'll be able to solve all the puzzles on XWord Info. If you have any further questions, please contact me privately. Thanks for your interest in the project!
Found out why 1953 is missing, but I suspect you already know and are hoping the puzzles still exist even if never published....No list would be complete without one more entry, though negative: the first time that The Times did not publish. This was Nov. 30, 1953 (through Dec. 8), a result of a photoengravers' strike. Strikes also shut the newspaper for 114 days in 1962-63 and 88 days in 1978. After the 1953 strike, a two- page version of the paper was printed for each day missed. The abbreviated editions were run together in a special section. http://www.nytimes.com/2001/11/14/specials/onefifty/20HABE.html?pagewanted=all
Thanks for the information!
Hi David, Please include me in your data base. Eugene published 29 of my crosswords from the eighties until his death. Here's a link.http://www.xwordinfo.com/Thumbs?author=Gayle+Dean
You're already in my database—that's where the pre-Shortzian puzzles on XWord Info come from. If you have a photo of yourself we could put with your puzzles on XWord Info, please e-mail it to me at the address on this contact page—thanks!