A judge in Little Rock, Ark., since 1997 and an adjunct professor at the Bowen School of Law, Vic Fleming is married to Steamboat Springs artist Marion Kahn. In his spare time, over the past 15 years, he has written over 1,000 published crossword puzzles, including 47 in the New York Times
and the one that's in the current issue of Steamboat Magazine
. He also had a 12-year stint writing the weekly "I Swear Crossword" that was syndicated to several papers in the South. He is the author of two non-puzzle books, the editor of two non-puzzle books, and the author of a song that was featured in the 2006 documentary Wordplay
. A multi-faceted and multi-talented person of the arts, Judge Fleming was inducted into the Arkansas Writers Hall of Fame in 2007.