Crossword Tournament

ACPT Online Solving

Solve online the puzzles played at the live tournament (years 2006-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: This program will NOT work on an iPad or any other device that does not support Java. If you want to check your computer for Java, please visit

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 four 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.

You MUST be running the latest Java. Please check your version here. Some newer devices do not run Java, including iPads, Chromebooks, and Smart Phones

SAMPLE PUZZLES FOR Windows PCs/Laptops and MACs with the latest Java

Step 3: Purchase Your Puzzles

Once you know you can solve the puzzles online, log in to purchase puzzles. The fee is $20, paid online or by check.

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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:

All times Eastern.
*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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