American Crossword Puzzle Tournament

40th ACPT • March 24-26, 2017


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Dan Feyer, Tournament Victor
Don Christensen
The winner, Dan Feyer!


  1. Dan Feyer
  2. Joon Pahk
  3. Tyler Hinman
  4. David Plotkin
  5. Francis Heaney
  6. Al Sanders
  7. Erik Agard
  8. Kiran Kedlaya
  9. Stella Zawistowski
  10. Howard Barkin

See Results by Rank

B division

  1. Brian McCarthy
  2. Roberta Strauss
  3. Grayson Holmes

Full B Division Results

C division

  1. Martin Miller
  2. Kyle Dolan
  3. Robin Morrissey

Full C Division Results

See left panel for all results.

Capsule History

The event was held concurrently with the 2nd World Palindrome Championship, which was held over two days and won by Martin Clear of Sydney, Australia (wrap-up). The Saturday night program included a "Crossword Pub Trivia" game by John Chaneski and Tony Hightower; a report by Matt Ginsberg on Dr. Fill; and presentation of the 2nd "MEmoRiaL" award to Manny Nosowsky, with remarks by Marie Haley and a film tribute to Manny by Patrick Creadon. NBC News filmed the playoffs for a story that aired on April 21. In an exciting "A" division playoff, five-time champion Tyler Hinman finished first, but with a letter wrong ó leaving an opening for Dan Feyer to become ACPT champion for the seventh time.

Capsule history of all previous years.

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In the News

Solving Perfection

The following 63 contestants solved all 7 puzzles with no mistakes.

Ben Aisen, Derek Allen, Christopher Baker, Evan Birnholz, Patrick Blindauer, Marcia Brott, Patty Buethe, Brian Cross, Ken Crowell, Jon Delfin, Marie desJardins, Kyle Dolan, Alexandra Doumani, Alice Dutton, Andrew Feist, Dan Feyer, Brian Fodera, Kristy Gardner, Amy Goldstein, Peter Gordon, Francis Heaney, Tyler Hinman, Chris Hoelck, Susan Hoffman, Grayson Holmes, Will Irving, Alex Jeffrey, Richard Kalustian, Kiran Kedlaya, Jason Keller, Robbie Kubala, Jenni Levy, Frank Longo, Eric Maddy, James Mangold, Phoebe McBee, Brian McCarthy, Martin Miller, Miriam Nadel, Jan O'Sullivan, Joon Pahk, Doug Peterson, David Plotkin, Arnold Reich, Peter Rimkus, Ellen Ripstein, Lisa Rubinow, Dan Sadoff, Al Sanders, Matt Sandler, Deborah Shatten, Thomas Silverstein, David Steinberg, Ken Stern, Roberta Strauss, Steve Tice, Marcus Tonti, Seth Tribble, Melissa Tsai, Jennifer Turney, Kevin Wald, John Wilson, Stella Zawistowski.


Learn more about this year's Puzzlemakers.

Officials — 2017

DirectorWill Shortz
CoordinatorMichael Smith
WebmasterNancy Parsons
Scoring ProgrammerMatt Ginsberg
Database PreparerJoe Cabrera
Online Tournament ManagerPeter Ritmeester
PhotographerDon Christensen
NametagsMike Shenk

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