OLD Media Moves

Puzzle coming to Saturday WSJ

January 15, 2010

The Wall Street Journal announced Friday that is adding a regular puzzle to its Saturday edition, beginning tomorrow.

“The Journal is already home to an outstanding Friday crossword, and readers will no doubt relish our new Saturday line-up of adventurous and addictive puzzles,” said Robert Thomson, editor-in-chief of Dow Jones & Co. and managing editor of The  Journal. “Our aim is to amuse and bemuse intelligent people.”

Following the regular Friday Puzzle in Weekend Journal, The Saturday
Puzzle rotation will feature:

* Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon, creators of the Atlantic’s Puzzler, will contribute a cryptic crossword every four weeks.  Readers who are new to cryptics, which rely on cleverness and wordplay, can consult a guide to solvers on WSJ.com;

* Patrick Berry, author of the “Puzzle Masterpieces” collection, and Mike Shenk, the Journal’s crossword editor, will offer a novelty word puzzle every two weeks that explodes the usual across-and-down grid and replaces it with snakes, snowflakes, honeycombs, and other mind-bending shapes;

* Shenk also offers an acrostic every four weeks, in which a solver fills in answers to clues and transfers the letters to a grid that spells out a secret quotation.

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