January 26, 2009

Boston Crossword Puzzle Tournament: April 5

Mark your calendars now for the Boston Crossword Puzzle Tournament on Sunday, April 5 from 1 to 4 p.m. (registration starts at 12 noon). The event, which is open to the community, will be held at Harvard University and is being generously hosted by the Harvard College Crossword Society (HCCS), in cooperation with Cruciverbalists of Boston (Boston Cru).

We are delighted to announce that Will Shortz, crossword editor for the New York Times, will be the guest speaker at the event. Mr. Shortz is also furnishing unpublished upcoming puzzles from the New York Times for use in the competition.

Admission will be free for Harvard undergraduates, with a small registration fee for other participants. Non-monetary prizes and considerable bragging rights will be awarded to top finishers.

STAY TUNED: More information, including a tournament website and email announcement list, coming soon!


Kyle Mahowald and Nathanial Rakich (HCCS student leaders)
Joon Pahk (HCCS faculty advisor and Boston Cru)
Eric Helmuth, Boston Cru

Boston Cru Google Group: http://groups.google.com/group/bostoncru

(Announcement lifted from Joe Cabrera of the Boston Cru.)