Hi! Welcome to Norah's Puzzles. Here I (mostly) blog as Norah Sharpe. Elsewhere I (mostly) publish using my real name, Shannon Rapp. Here's some of the other stuff I do around Crossworld:
I write for Daily Crossword Links, the umbrella site that brings you your daily newsletter and your monthly-ish News & Notes. We are soliciting guest essays and other ideas, please email us at email@example.com
I edit for Lemonade Disco, an community indie crossword project whose mission is to provide a platform for crossword constructors to showcase their talent and creativity in an inclusive, supportive space.
I mentor for the Crossword Puzzle Collaboration Directory, a resource for matching constructors from underrepresented groups with experienced mentors. Join the group and/or sign up for a mentor.
I occasionally guest blog for Sally's Take. See my recent takes: 9/26/23 | 4/14/23 | 3/28/23 | 12/10/22 | 10/2/22 | 7/9/22 | 4/12/22 | 3/5/22 | 2/12/22
I review for Crossword Fiend, usually the Saturday and Sunday Universal puzzles (and once in a while other things)
I co-host the STL Crossword Puzzle Tournament with Patrick Blindauer, June 2022, March 2023.
- Boswords Summer - Mild - 80/162 ; 49.3%
- Boswords Fall - Choppy - 146/344 ; 42.4%
- Boswords Winter - Blizzard - 269/300 ; 89.6%
- ACPT - 349/474 ; 73.6%
- Boswords Spring - Stormy - 175/250 ; 70%
- Boswords Summer - Mild - 55/300 ; 18.3%
- Lolla - Local - 24/121 ; 19.8%
- Boswords Fall - Choppy - 106/400 ; 26.5%
- Boswords Winter - Flurry - 6/188 ; 3.1%
- ACPT - 189/747 ; 25.3% - winner of the E division!!
- Boswords Spring - Choppy - 38/444 ; 8.5%
- Boswords Summer - Mild - 59/306 ; 19.2%
- Lolla - Local - 19/169 ; 11.2%
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