I recently went all in on my NY Times digital subscription so that I could play their crosswords. It’s been a long while since I tried doing crosswords on a semi-regular basis and I’m surprised in that I’ve actually gotten better during the hiatus. I have no idea why, but for now I’m just going to attribute it to reading more books. Bonus: they’re so much more approachable than the Guardian’s cryptic crosswords. Ugh.
I’ve been having a lot of fun doing the mini crosswords and because there’s a “leaderboard” attached to those, it’s been fun to have a handful of people to compete against every day. The leaderboard is very temporary and very rudimentary, but it’s still fun.
If you’re a NY Times mini crossword player, you should add me as a friend so that you appear on my leaderboard. We can silently judge and cheer each other on! 🤓