I am a hobbyist constructor since 2012. I've had crosswords in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, and other venues. I really love themes that highlight and exploit quirks of the English language and that involve wordplay or puns. More about my crosswords can be found at my Wordpress site. When I'm not constructing, I am a researcher and data analyst working on ecology and environmental science subjects, currently at the University of Minnesota. I'm happy to have the opportunity to post some of my "dead" puzzles to Crossword Playground so that they can still be enjoyed!