Longtime Gambit crossword constructor Merl Reagle died Aug. 22 of complications from pancreatitis in his hometown of Tampa, Florida. He was 65.
For the next several weeks, we will run two of the most popular alt-weekly crosswords in our classifieds section. On page 66, you will find "Jonesin'," created by Matt Jones, and "The American Values Club Crossword," edited by Ben Tausig. We encourage feedback from cruciverbalists as we decide which puzzle will appear weekly in Gambit. Send your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org (subject line: "Crosswords").