Our puzzling member Stan Newman plans to entertain us with Mental Calisthenics at our meeting February 15, 2016. Stanley Newman has been the editor of the Newsday Sunday Crossword since March, 1988, and editor of the Newsday daily Crossword since January, 1992. A native of Brooklyn, New York, he is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brooklyn College, where he majored in mathematics, and he received a master’s degree in statistics from Rutgers University.
Today, the Newsday Crossword is syndicated worldwide to over 200 daily, Sunday and Internet newspapers. As a puzzle creator, Stan's work has appeared regularly in Prevention, People, Sport and Business Week magazines. And as a puzzle solver, he holds the world's record, set in 1996 under Guinness Book conditions, for the fastest completion of a New York Times crossword: 2 minutes, 14 seconds.