Gambit’s longtime crossword constructor, Merl Reagle, died Aug. 22 of complications related to pancreatitis.
He was 65 and will be missed by the many editors who enjoyed running his puzzles.
While Merl never can be replaced, in the weeks to come we will try out some crosswords that are popular in other alt-weekly newspapers. Please let us know your which you prefer. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with “crossword” in the subject line. Happy solving.