Patti Varol
 

Women of Letters is a packet of 18 clever, fun crossword puzzles created and edited by some of the top constructors in the business. We happen to be women.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

 
 

Donate $10 or more to any of the women-centric charities listed below.

 

 
 

Send a copy or screenshot of your receipt as proof of donation to WomenofLettersCrosswords@gmail.com

 

 
 

And we will email you the puzzle pack!

 

PARTICIPATING CHARITIES

 
 

CONSTRUCTORS

 

Laura Braunstein

Tracy Bennett

C.C. Burnikel

Amanda Chung

Debbie Ellerin

Gail Grabowski

 

 

Tracy Gray

Mary Lou Guizzo

Angela Olson Halsted

Pam Amick Klawitter

Sarah Keller

Lynn Lempel

 

Donna S. Levin

Ruth Bloomfield Margolin

Andrea Carla Michaels

Robin Stears

Robyn Weintraub

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A LITTLE HISTORY...

This project has been in the works since early 2017. At the 2017 ACPT, Deb Amlen, the writer of Wordplay, was inspired by a “Publish More Women” T-shirt proudly worn by the crossworder/activist/shameless punster Erik Agard. Deb contacted editors Amy Reynaldo and Patti Varol, and “Women of Letters” began.

 

If you are a regular solver of newspaper crosswords, you may have noticed that all of the editors are men. You may have also noticed that women’s names don’t appear as often as men’s names in the puzzle bylines. But the thing is, whether you noticed that or not, women have been here. We’ve been editing and proofreading, constructing and solving, and, well, we’ve been perfecting crosswords. We persist. It’s what we do.

 

But for real, you guys, we need to Publish More Women.