February 3, 2009
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TMS To Consolidate Its Crossword Puzzle Syndication
CHICAGO—February 3, 2009--Tribune Media Services (TMS) has announced that it is consolidating its traditional daily and Sunday crossword puzzle syndication into a single franchise: the Los Angeles Times Daily and Sunday crosswords. TMS currently syndicates both the L.A. Times puzzles, edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis, and THE Sunday and Daily Crosswords by Wayne Williams.
The move strengthens the highly popular L.A. Times brand and enhances TMS' puzzle lineup. Additionally, TMS will now offer six Daily Commuter Crosswords and a Sunday TV Crossword by Jackie Mathews, a longtime crossword puzzle creator and expert in the field.
TMS represents a variety of games & puzzles for print, online and mobile applications, as well as licensed products. Among this 25-feature roster (http://www.tmsfeatures.com/games-puzzles/) are a variety of crosswords, Sudoku puzzles and the popular scrambled word game Jumble®.
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Tribune Media Services (TMS) is a leading provider of information and entertainment products for print, electronic and on-air media in the United States and abroad. It distributes TV and movie listings and related editorial content under the TMS and Zap2it brands; syndicates comics, editorial cartoons, feature articles and opinion columns; creates and distributes a variety of online information products; licenses editorial content from national periodicals; and manages national advertising networks. TMS also markets news, features, information graphics and multimedia content to media clients around the world through the McClatchy-Tribune Information Services. Headquartered in Chicago, with offices in New York, Queensbury, N.Y., Dallas, Houston, Milwaukee, Amsterdam, London, Hong Kong and Amman, Jordan, TMS is a subsidiary of Tribune Company. For more information about TMS and its products and services, visit www.tms.tribune.com.