Crossword Kathy: Hits And Ms.es

Kathy Matheson has been solving crossword puzzles since junior high, when a friend intent on winning the school's magazine drive gave her a subscription to Games Magazine as a birthday present. (The editor of Games back then? Will Shortz.) Today she lives in her adopted hometown of Philadelphia. Alter ego of @kmatheson

Kathy Matheson has been solving crossword puzzles since junior high, when a friend intent on winning the school’s magazine drive gave her a subscription to Games Magazine as a birthday present. (The editor of Games back then? Will Shortz.) Today she lives in her adopted hometown of Philadelphia. Alter ego of @kmatheson

Cross-posted from CrosswordKathy.net:

Brrrrrr! I am officially declaring that winter has arrived in Philadelphia, where it was a bone-chilling 25 degrees when I woke up this morning. It has since warmed up to a balmy 30 degrees – a perfect day to stay inside and solve today’s musical crossword.

This puzzle’s theme, hinted at by the clever title, consists of… (Read the full post.)

New York Times crossword puzzle Nov. 24 / Constructed by Gary Cee

From Kathy: Need some solving tips and tricks? I’ve posted some here. Feel free to ask questions or leave comments below. You can also visit my Facebook page, or tweet me @crosswordkathy. And here’s a little more about me.