ACPT Online Solving
Solve online the puzzles played at the live tournament (years 2007-present). Compare your scores with other online solvers! You choose a "player name" which others will see. The online competition is for fun and bragging rights only, not for prizes.
NOTE: For the crossword program to run, you need a web browser on a computer that runs Java, like Internet Explorer. Chrome and the latest Firefox no longer support Java.
If you want to check your computer for Java, please visit www.java.com. Make sure to test this as well with a sample puzzle before paying anything.
Step 1: Get Your Account
If this is your first online tournament, please create an account. Your email address and a password are your "ticket" to the puzzles.
Step 2: Solve Sample Puzzles
Solve sample puzzles using the software, including puzzles from an earlier Tournament. Take some time to get used to working with the software so you can be more competitive! Be sure to create an account first, or that you have an account from previous years.
Step 3: Purchase Your Puzzles
Log in to try our sample puzzles and also to purchase puzzles. The fee is $20, paid online or by check.
Step 4: Get Solving!
When you are ready to solve, log in above with your email address and password to gain access to the puzzles. Any puzzles up to the current tournament can be solved right away. If you are solving along with this years' tournament, see the schedule below.
Access to the online puzzles for the upcoming tournament begins on Saturday, March 25, 2017:
- Puzzle 1 - noon
- Puzzle 2 - 1pm
- Puzzle 3 - 2pm
- Puzzle 4 - 4pm
- Puzzle 5 - 5pm
- Puzzle 6 - 6pm
- Puzzle 7 - Sunday noon
- Playoff* - Sunday 3pm
*You may solve all 3 sets of clues for the playoff puzzle: A (hardest), B (hard), C (least hard), which do not count toward your score
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