American Crossword Puzzle Tournament

 Crossword Tournament


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Crossword Competition

Sunday, August 28, 2016 • 2-4 pm • 2345 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, 44118
Don’t miss the opportunity to spend an afternoon solving crossword puzzles with friends and neighbors as you try your hand at unpublished crosswords provided by Will Shortz, editor of the New York Times crossword.
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Minnesota Crossword Tournament

June 12, 2016 • 12-5PM • Landmark Center, Downtown Saint Paul
Solvers in each of three brackets - Amateur, Expert and Teams (of up to four players) - will tackle original crossword puzzles created and edited specially for this tournament. Scoring to be based on accuracy and speed. Solvers with the highest combined scores from the first three rounds will move on to the finals, with championship puzzles to be solved in front of the crowd.

Spectators will be provided copies of the puzzles to play along.

Complimentary snacks and coffee at the tournament; other bars and restaurants nearby.

Solvers and spectators alike will enjoy an entertaining day of suspense, surprises and fun.

Proceeds support the mission of The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library.

Limited to 200 individual competitors and 25 teams.

Can't make it but want to try at home? Puzzles will be available for purchase after the event.
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Canton CT Crossword Puzzle Tournament

April 30, 2016 • 1-4 on Saturday 4/30 • Canton Public Library, Canton, CT
There's still time and room for you to sign up for our 12th annual tournament. Trophies and puzzle books for top ten, plus recognition for top 5 who've never competed outside this tournament. Puzzles are unpublished NYT from following week. Must register with library at 860-693-5800 by 4/27. Come between 12 and 1 on 4/30 - food and munchies, as always.

We're a stone's throw from the well-known and thriving arts community of Collinsville!

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Fourth Annual Finger Lakes Crossword Competition

Saturday, March 19th, 2016 • 2:00 - 4:15pm • Ithaca, NY
Tompkins Learning Partners (TLP) of Ithaca announces Central New York’s premier crossword event, the Fourth Annual Finger Lakes Crossword Competition on Saturday, March 19th, 2016 from 2-4:15pm. This event is an important fundraiser for TLP, a LiteracyNY affiliated non-profit organization, which provides literacy tutoring, free of charge, for over 100 adults in our community. Puzzlemaster Adam Perl, whose puzzles have been published in The New York Times, will once again create three original crosswords for the event. Individuals, or teams of up to four, are invited to compete for prizes in one of three levels of difficulty.

Individuals may play for $50.00. The cost for a team of four is $150.00. Thanks to generous sponsors, some complimentary spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If interested in underwriting or sponsorships, call Gary Weissbrot, Event Chair, at 607-793-8010, for more information.

You can also find information, and a registration form, at

"Everyone who attends the Finger Lakes Crossword Competition, and who solves Adam's puzzles, will have a terrific time."-Will Shortz, crossword puzzle editor for The New York Times and serious Table Tennis enthusiast