Crossword Who's Who - R
Constructors, editors, bloggers and solvers of American crosswords
Henry Rathvon is a American crossword setter. From 1977 to 2009 he and his partner, Emily Cox, set "The Atlantic Puzzler," a cryptic crossword featured each month in the magazine The Atlantic Monthly. (from March 2006 only online at The Atlantic's website).
They also create acrostic puzzles for the New York Times, cryptic crosswords for Canada's National Post and for the Wall Street Journal on Saturdays, and Sunday crosswords for The Boston Globe.
They have had many crossword collections published in book form.
Merl Reagle (b. January 5, 1950, Audubon, New Jersey) is one of the country's leading crossword constructors. Since 1985, he has constructed a puzzle every Sunday for the San Francisco Chronicle (originally the San Francisco Examiner); it is now also published by the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Seattle Times, The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio), the Hartford Courant, the New York Observer, and the Arizona Daily Star, among others.
Reagle made his first crossword when he was six and sold a puzzle to The New York Times at age 16, a feat that made him the youngest published Times puzzle constructor at the time.
Amy Reynaldo, the author of How to Conquer the New York Times Crossword Puzzle, is a top-10 finisher at the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. Her first New York Times crossword byline appeared July 5, 2009. She solves at least three crosswords a day and writes about them on her blog Diary of a Crossword Fiend.
Ellen Ripstein was the winner of the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament in 2001.
She has more recently been employed by the New York Times, producing the online versions of the crosswords and other puzzles.
Ellen was also one of the featured players in the award-winning 2006 documentary film Wordplay.
In 1985, David Rosen became the first person to win the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament twice, having won previously in 1983. He went on to win again in 1986 and 1987.
Mel Rosen is a veteran crossword constructor whose puzzles have appeared in the NY Times, the LA Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, etc.
He is author of the book Random House Puzzlemaker's Handbook
He has also served as the puzzle editor of the Crosswords Club, a position currently held by Rich Norris.
Randolph Ross, a former high school principal, is a crossword constructor whose puzzles have been published in the New York Times and in Newsday. He is also a member of the CrosSynergy syndicate.
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