I’ve mentioned the Marbles: The Brain Store crossword tournaments this Saturday in four cities (Chicago, the Twin Cities, the Philly area, and Columbia, MD).
There’s also the DASH puzzle hunt in thirteen cities on Saturday. Registration is now closed, but keep an eye out for DASH info next spring if you’re interested.
And Will Shortz filled me in on several other crossword tournaments this weekend:
- Canton Public Library in Canton, CT
- Lee Road Library in Cleveland Heights, OH
- Brown University in Providence, RI
Will’s attending the Brown tournament, which will feature crosswords by Brown students (including nationally published constructors Zoe Wheeler and Aimee Lucido). The Ohio and Connecticut tournaments, like the Marbles events, will use the Monday-Thursday NYT crosswords to be published next week. (Big thanks to Will for providing custom PDFs of the puzzles for each event.)
Will writes, “I sincerely doubt there have ever been so many crossword tournaments on one weekend before!” Seven local crossword tournaments, plus 13 puzzle hunts. Puzzle nerds on the loose! I hope a number of you are able to take part.