Back in May, we noted that a Washington and Lee alumnus, Bob Doll, of the Class of 1974, had just published his fourth New York Times crossword puzzle of the year.
Now it turns out that we can boast of another, newer crossword constructor among the W&L alumni body. Neville Fogarty, who graduated in May, was the author of this past Saturday’s Los Angeles Times crossword. And look for another of his puzzles in next Monday’s L.A. Times. You can read reviews (and solutions) of Neville’s initial L.A. Times puzzle at Diary of a Crossword Fiend and L.A. Crossword Confidential.
Neville majored in mathematics and economics at W&L, which recognized him as one of the Celebrating Student Success winners last year. He constructed puzzles while an undergrad and published twice previously in the L.A. Times, in 2008 and 2009. He’s long been a fan of puzzles and game shows and competed on “Jeopardy!” at the age of 12.
If you want to keep track of Neville and be entertained, too, you should check out his blog, Neville Takes Brooklyn, where you can enjoy slices of life from the big city, and occasional photos of Neville’s dinner.
Thanks to Neville’s W&L classmate, Lucy Hundley, for tipping us off about the L.A. Times puzzle with her timely Tweet. You can follow her on Twitter at @LucyisLike.