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American Crossword Puzzle Tournament

39th Annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament
April 1-3, 2016
Stamford Marriott, Stamford, CT

Merl Reagle, January 5, 1950 August 22, 2015

It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the sudden passing of Merl Reagle on Saturday, August 22nd, 2015.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Will Shortz on Merl Reagle [NYTimes Wordplay]

Merl Reagle, Whose Crossword Puzzles Delighted Clued-In Solvers, Dies at 65 [Sam Roberts for the New York Times]

Merl Reagle dies at 65; maker of L.A. Times Sunday crossword puzzles [LA Times]

Merl Reagle, crossword creator for The Washington Post Magazine, dies at 65 [The Washington Post]

Crossword creator Merl Reagle dies in Tampa at age 65 [Tampa Bay Times]

Friends, fans stunned by death of master puzzler Reagle [Arizona Daily Star]

How Merl Reagle (19502015) Changed the Way American Crosswords Were Made [Matt Gaffney for]

A Friend Remembers Crossword Creator Merl Reagle For His Wit, Warmth [Frank Rizzo for the Hartford Courant]

Puzzle lovers remember the master, Merl Reagle []

Merl Reagle, January 5, 1950 August 22, 2015 [Deb Amlen, NYTimes Wordplay]

Merl Reagle, 1950-2015 [Amy Reynaldo, Diary of a Crossword Fiend]

A Loss for Words [Brendan Emmett Quigley]

RIP Merl Reagle [Tyler Hinman]

Watch Merl in action at the 2010 ACPT Talent Show


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Directed by New York Times Crossword Puzzle Editor Will Shortz, this is the nation's oldest and largest crossword competition. Solvers tackle eight original crosswords created and edited specially for this event. Scoring is based on accuracy and speed. Prizes are awarded in more than 20 categories, including a $5,000 grand prize. Evening games, guest speakers, and a wine and cheese reception allow solvers to meet each other in a relaxed and entertaining atmosphere.
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