Good news: Effective immediately, the rate for daily New York Times crosswords will be increased to $300 from $200. The rate for Sunday crosswords remains the same -- $1,000.
This increase is in recognition of the significant time and tremendous skill it takes to construct a high-quality crossword.
I'm proud to have managed to get the Times's daily rate increased from $40 to $300 during my 20 years at the paper. And I will do my best to get the rates increased further in the future.