WPWG to Offer Merl Reagle’s Sunday Crossword Puzzle

By: E&P Staff

The Washington Post Writers Group will begin distributing Merl Reagle’s Sunday crossword puzzle on April 6 — the day his puzzle starts in The Washington Post Magazine.

Reagle constructed his first crossword puzzle at age 6, sold his first puzzle to The New York Times at age 16, and began doing the Sunday crossword for the San Francisco Examiner in 1985 (he’s now in the Chronicle).

Since the mid-1990s, Reagle’s self-syndicated puzzle — which contains “bent but G-rated” humor — has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Seattle Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, and many other papers.

The Tampa-based Reagle has been featured on ABC’s “Nightline”with Ted Koppel, and co-starred in the hit documentary “Wordplay.” He and his wife Marie are partners in a puzzle-book-publishing company.

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