Jacquelyn Smith, provided by Published 12:07 pm CST, Wednesday, December 19, 2018 David Goehring/flickr Trip Payne is a professional puzzlemaker who has created puzzles for The New York Times, The New Yorker, and the Wall Street Journal. Payne says puzzles typically begin with a "theme" and that for most people, puzzlemaking is a side job. He says the most common question he gets is: "Do you know Will Shortz?" Clue: Three-time champion of the American Crossword Tournament; former puzzle writer for The New York Times, The New Yorker, and the Wall Street Journal. Answer: Trip Payne. Payne, who is currently co-editor for Zynga's Crosswords With Friends, has been a full-time puzzlemaker since 1990. "When I was young, I was very interested in puzzles and games," says Payne, who was featured in the 2006 award-winning documentary "Wordplay." "I thought it would be interesting to try to make up my own puzzles, and when I was 14 years old I had a crossword published in Games … [Read more...] about A man who wrote crossword puzzles for The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal explains what his job entails
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“ERA” is the most common entry in crosswords, as well as “ARE,” “AREA,” and “ORE.” If a clue is in plural, the word will probably end in “S.” “Cheating” by checking a letter or word is encouraged if you’re stuck. Crossword puzzles can be intimidating if you don’t do them regularly. With all of those blank squares, it might even feel like you’re sitting down to take the SAT or a spelling test. But Deb Amlen, columnist and editor of Wordplay at The New York Times who wrote the official guide to solving The New York Times crossword puzzle, and Matt Gaffney, a professional crossword puzzle constructor who has written over 4,000 puzzles for The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and others, don’t want you miss out on the fun. Here are nine crossword tricks to help you get better at solving the puzzles. If you’re new to the New York Times crossword puzzle, start on … [Read more...] about 9 crossword puzzle hacks you should know, according to New York Times puzzle creators
Crossword Puzzle Day is recognised every year on December 21. On that day in 1913, British-born journalist Arthur Wynne published the first modern crossword puzzle – a diamond-shaped word game – in the Sunday edition of the now-defunct New York World. In honour of Crossword Puzzle Day this year, INSIDER spoke with professional puzzlemaker Brendan Emmett Quigley, whose puzzles have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and more, since 1996. He also posts new puzzles every week on his website, categorized into three difficulty levels: easy, medium, and hard. According to Quigley, hard crossword puzzles often test your mind’s ability to be “elastic,” to manipulate or “play around with the English language.” Compared to easier clues that are more straightforward, difficult clues “ask a little more from the solver” – even when the answers are the same. For example, it’s a lot … [Read more...] about 14 crossword puzzle clues you can only solve if you’re really smart
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Supported by ByLandon Thomas Jr. Nov. 11, 2018 Shane Parrish was a cybersecurity expert at Canada’s top intelligence agency and an occasional blogger when he noticed something curious about his modest readership six years ago: 80 percent of his followers worked on Wall Street. The blog was meant to be a method of self-improvement, helping Mr. Parrish deal with a job whose pressures had increased with the growing threat of global hacking. But his lonely riffs — on how learning deeply, thinking widely and reading books strategically could improve decision-making skills — had found an eager audience among hedge fund titans and mutual fund executives, many of whom were still licking their wounds after the financial crisis. “People just found us,” Mr. Parrish said. “We became a thing on Wall … [Read more...] about How an Intelligence Expert Helps Wall Street Mavens Think Smarter
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Day Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByMatt Phillips July 19, 2018 In the world of finance, there is one number that arguably matters more than any other. You can find it in the small print on adjustable-rate mortgages and private student loans, it is the basis for enormous corporate loans, and it underpins nearly $200 trillion of derivatives contracts. But it is on the way out, and Wall Street has not worked out how to replace it. The number in question is called Libor, which is short for the London interbank offered rate. Published daily, Libor is an interest rate benchmark, or the basis for many other interest rates. If you have heard of it, that might be because it was at the center of a market-manipulation scandal that resulted in jail time for some traders and billions of dollars in fines for many banks. There are other important … [Read more...] about The Most Important Number in Finance Is Going Away. Wall St. Isn’t Prepared.