An industrial engineering major on the Hill, Fred Piscop ’70 has been a full-time crossword constructor since 1995. He has published numerous crossword books as well as a guide to solving cryptics. He creates custom puzzles for private clients, is a longtime constructor for Newsday, and creates a weekly puzzle for In Touch. Currently the crossword editor at USA Today, he held similar roles at the Washington Post Magazine and Universal Uclick. He is a regular constructor at the New York Times, where he pens monthly “bonus” crosswords and Split Decisions puzzles. A former professional keyboardist, he still attends local jam sessions twice a week.Cornell Cryptic
Plus, you’ll find two more Cornell-themed crosswords by Fred Piscop in our September/October 2017 article “Puzzling it Out”.