144. JeOpardy! cONtestant

October 12, 2011

Joon Pahk has been moonlighting on Jeopardy! this week and last. In the past several years he’s also made some appearances on the NYT crossword blog Wordplay, including an interview and a guest-solving stint. Links to those features, as well as to videos of his Jeopardy! performances (put together by Nancy Shack), can all be found on this Wordplay page.

And you can play Joon’s “Guess my word!” game by clicking HERE.

131. Squares Calendar

January 1, 2011

This year’s calendar features Ashen and Noir, the right-angled duo seen here and on the New York Times crossword blog Wordplay. Yes, the calendar also has mice, but not in their usual starring role.

Download the PDF of your choice — or both:
Mature-eyes version (large 6.5 x 9″ format)
Young-eyes version (compact 5 x 7″ format, two per sheet)

Will Shortz’s 16th Anniversary at the NYT

November 21, 2009

Late Friday afternoon, I decided to make up this cartoon to put in the N.Y.T. Saturday Wordplay post, but got cold feet thinking some readers might take it the wrong way — what with Will being set up for a bashing by our little, boxy friends. I didn’t want the headache of having to explain. In any event, Will loved it, so I’ve decided to put it up here. Photo courtesy of Joshua Sheldon.

117. Squares: ACPT Finals Cartoon

March 4, 2009


Previous Squares cartoons: CLICK

95. Squares #40

April 27, 2008

94. Squares #39

April 20, 2008

90. Squares #37

April 6, 2008

87. Squares #36

March 30, 2008


86. Squares #11 Revisited

March 26, 2008


I’m rerunning this cartoon from last September because of a recent comment left by Brendan Pimper on the original strip. He had this very thing (the 2nd panel) happen to him on a show that aired March 18. The video of the show can be seen here, thanks to Nancy Shack: part 1 and part 2. Read the rest of this entry »

85. Squares #35

March 22, 2008


84. Squares #34

March 16, 2008


83. Squares #33

March 9, 2008


81. Squares #32

February 24, 2008


79. Squares #31

February 17, 2008


77. Squares #30

February 11, 2008
Website: American Crossword Puzzle Tournament—February 29, 2008