About/Links

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; tell us about it 

I occasionally guest blog for Sally's Take. See my recent takes: 10/2/22 | 7/9/22 | 4/12/22 | 3/5/22 | 2/12/22 

I review the Saturday and Sunday Universal puzzles (and once in a while other things) for Crossword Fiend.

I write puzzles for Lil AVCX, the midi-puzzle division of AVCX, a crossword subscription that I personally believe is the best $30 you can spend on crosswords. There's a free trial and some free sample puzzles. 

I regularly test solve for: The Juggernaut | Fill Me In | Grid Therapy | AVCX+ | Lemonade Disco. If you have a puzzle that you'd like me to test (or guest host!), please email me

Sometimes my work gets mentioned in reviews:

I co-hosted the STL Crossword Puzzle Tournament with Patrick Blindauer, June 2022. Will there be a second?? We hope so!!


I tweet, usually about crosswords, sometimes about baseball.  |  I twitch, usually about crosswords

My friends: People that have puzzles on this blog, that have hosted my puzzles, or that I've worked with elsewhere. Please go solve their puzzles! 

*Represents print/paid/edited puzzle

Christopher Adams - 1 / 2* / 3 / 4
Howard Barkin - 1 / 2
Kay Barton - 1 / 2
Alex Boisvert - 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
Katja Brinck - 1
Kate Chin Park
 - 1 / 2 / 3
Jac Crabtree - 1
Kelsey Dixon - 1
Will Eisenberg - 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7* /
Elipsis - 1 / 2
Chris Evans - 1
Trent Evans - 1*
Lila Goldenberg - 1 / 2
Rebecca Goldstein - 1 
Erica Hsiung Wojcik - 1
Brooke Husic - 1 / 2
Jibby Max - 1
Joe Pasini - 1
Meatdaddy - 1 / 2
Dob Olino - 1 / 2 / 3
Chris Piuma - 1 / 2 / 3
Abigail Rapp - 1*
David Ritterskamp - 1 / 2 / 3 / 4
Carly Schuna - 1
Dan Schwartz - 1* / 2
Rose Sloan - 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6*
Matthew Stock - 1
Brian Thomas - 1

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