April 29, 2009

Introducing Janie, the newest Fiend

I'm delighted to announce that Janie, whom many of you know from her comments here and elsewhere or from the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, is joining the Diary of a Crossword Fiend blogging team. She'll be taking over the gig of blogging about the themed CrosSynergy/Washington Post crosswords. (I called dibs on the themeless "Sunday Challenge.") Janie'll be writing about the Thursday and Saturday puzzles this week and then usually covering Monday through Saturday.

Janie's a lyricist and actor whose day job is working for the estimable Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. She's smart and funny and I'm looking forward to hearing her thoughts on the crosswords.

Let's give her a warm welcome. (Here's where we all applaud wildly and Janie takes a bow.)