Jeff Chen and I have been doing some work on XWord Info to improve the performance of the site, and now many of the pages load 10 times faster than they did before. This makes it easier to, for example, click the Next and Previous links to jump quickly from puzzle to puzzle.
If you donated at the Angel level, you get an even greater speed increase because we don't show ads for you on any of the most used pages. Whether you're looking at the home page, viewing puzzle solutions or the calendar or thumbnail lists, working on acrostics, or using our Finder page, you now get a slicker ad-free experience. It's one of the nice perqs of being an Angel. (Yes, I know Americans spell it "perk" but it's short for perquisite, so I like the Canadian spelling.)
Early next year, we're going to be rolling out a major new feature of interest to crossword constructors and it's only available to Angels, that is, to customers who donated at the $50 level or above. If you are an Angel, make sure you're getting proper credit. Angels get a special note at the top right of the home page. If you don't see one and you should, please let us know.
If you upgrade to an Angel level by making an early donation, you'll be an Angel for the entire time of your current subscription plus an additional year, so that's a hell of an Angel deal.