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Black Ink 2.0.6: Solving Improvements

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

Black Ink 2.0.6 is now available on the Black Ink site and on the Mac App Store. This update improves some of Black Ink’s nuanced solving affordances, including its support for “direct clue navigation”. When you type a numeric value while solving in Black Ink, you see a heads-up display previewing the clue number you’ll […]

Black Ink 2.0.4: Support for The Inkubator

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

I’m excited to announce a new premium puzzle source for Black Ink: The Inkubator. This puzzle is dedicated to showcasing puzzles constructed by women. Or, as they put it: “cis women, trans women, & woman-aligned constructors.” The puzzles come out twice a month, and normally cost $25/year, but at the moment they are offering a […]

Rex Parker Does the NY Times With Black Ink

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

What better way to pass the time indoors than by enjoying a nice crossword puzzle? For many of us who solve the New York Times daily crossword, Rex Parker’s blog is a regular post-solving stop. If there’s anything that seemed unusually great or, more likely, unusually groan-worthy about a particular puzzle, Rex is likely to […]

Dictionary Lookups in Black Ink

Friday, March 27th, 2020

Crossword lovers enjoy Black Ink’s beautifully rendered puzzle grids, elegant solving dynamics, and the ease with which you can download and solve puzzles right on your Mac. But there are many other features lurking just beneath the surface. One lesser-known capability leans on the brilliant system-wide dictionary lookup service that Apple provides, built-in to every […]