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Lloyd Mazer's Pictures from the 2005 ACPT Tournament

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Chuck Menning, Patrick Merrell and Will Shortz
Chuck Menning, Patrick Merrell and Will Shortz
Victor Fleming and Paula Gamache
Victor Fleming and Paula Gamache
Rich Silvestri
Rich Silvestri
Jim Page and Brendan Emmett Quigley (with Henry Rathvon and Emily Cox)
Jim Page and Brendan Emmett Quigley (with Henry Rathvon and Emily Cox)
Deb Amlen
Deb Amlen
Byron Walden
Byron Walden
Kevin McCann at the Cru Dinner
Kevin McCann at the Cru Dinner
Cru Dinner — Joe Cabrera, Tom Ratcliffe, Bruce Morton, Al Sanders, Judy Pozar and Jill Palmer
Cru Dinner — Joe Cabrera, Tom Ratcliffe, Bruce Morton, Al Sanders, Judy Pozar and Jill Palmer
Jim Conklin, Co Crocker, and Judy Conklin at the Cru Dinner
Jim Conklin, Co Crocker, and Judy Conklin at the Cru Dinner
Zulema Seligsohn makes a special appearance at the Cru Dinner and gets a hug from Jim Conklin
Zulema Seligsohn makes a special appearance at the Cru Dinner and gets a hug from Jim Conklin
Mike Alpern, Arnold Reich and Frank Longo
Mike Alpern, Arnold Reich and Frank Longo
Ellen Ripstein, Faye Eastwood and Lynn Del Vecchio
Ellen Ripstein, Faye Eastwood and Lynn Del Vecchio
Rich Norris and Kim Taylor
Rich Norris and Kim Taylor
Joe Cabrera
Joe Cabrera
Mike Shenk and his "one hour" Garden Variety puzzle.
Mike Shenk and his "one hour" Garden Variety puzzle.
Snow on the ground Saturday morning at the Stamford Marriott (who else but a Florida boy would bother with this picture!)
Snow on the ground Saturday morning at the Stamford Marriott (who else but a Florida boy would bother with this picture!)
J!m Jenista
J!m Jenista
Stella Daily in her PJ's
Stella Daily in her PJ's
Lloyd Mazer with Stella Daily
Lloyd Mazer with Stella Daily
Cru Wine Party with Mike Alpern, Tom Ratcliffe, Hugh Murphy, Susan and Ed Hoffman and Maureen Hathaway
Cru Wine Party with Mike Alpern, Tom Ratcliffe, Hugh Murphy, Susan and Ed Hoffman and Maureen Hathaway
Maureen Hathaway and Co Crocker
Maureen Hathaway and Co Crocker
Ed and Susan Hoffman sing the song they prepared for the Idol contest — for which, unfortunately, they were not selected.
Ed and Susan Hoffman sing the song they prepared for the Idol contest — for which, unfortunately, they were not selected.
Laura Walker — graduate student from Cleveland State University — author of soon to be presented paper on "The Sociology of Modest Activities: The Social World of The New York Times Crossword Puzzle"
Laura Walker — graduate student from Cleveland State University — author of soon to be presented paper on "The Sociology of Modest Activities: The Social World of The New York Times Crossword Puzzle"
Cru Wine Party with Mike Alpern, J!m Jenista and Judy Conklin
Cru Wine Party with Mike Alpern, J!m Jenista and Judy Conklin
Michael Shteyman with Co Crocker
Michael Shteyman with Co Crocker
Co Crocker and Pat Merrell
Co Crocker and Pat Merrell
Lloyd Mazer, Michael Shteyman and Pat Merrell
Lloyd Mazer, Michael Shteyman and Pat Merrell
American Crossword Idol contest with Vic Fleming accompanied by Stella Daily and Ben Tausig
American Crossword Idol contest with Vic Fleming accompanied by Stella Daily and Ben Tausig
Ellen Ripstein and her twirling baton
Ellen Ripstein and her twirling baton
Sherry O. Blackard and Nancy Shack
Sherry O. Blackard and Nancy Shack
Frank Longo with Merl Reagle and Neal Conan just before the finals.
Frank Longo with Merl Reagle and Neal Conan just before the finals.
Mystery Person — Chris Aldrich
Mystery Person — Chris Aldrich
B Finalists Stella Daily, Amy Reynaldo and Arnold Reich.
B Finalists Stella Daily, Amy Reynaldo and Arnold Reich.
A Finalists Tyler Hinman, Trip Payne and Al Sanders.
A Finalists Tyler Hinman, Trip Payne and Al Sanders.
C Finalists Len Elliott, Jonathan Gray and Susan Hoffman — amazingly enough — all Rookies!
C Finalists Len Elliott, Jonathan Gray and Susan Hoffman — amazingly enough — all Rookies!
Amy Reynaldo and Mike Alpern at the Awards Luncheon
Amy Reynaldo and Mike Alpern at the Awards Luncheon
Ed and Susan Hoffman at the Awards Luncheon
Ed and Susan Hoffman at the Awards Luncheon
Harvey Estes and Tyler Hinman
Harvey Estes and Tyler Hinman
Matt Jones, Rich Norris and Kim Taylor
Matt Jones, Rich Norris and Kim Taylor
Peter Gordon
Peter Gordon
Al Sanders
Al Sanders
Fred Jarmuz
Fred Jarmuz
Maureen Hathaway, Pamela Feiring and Ellen Harland
Maureen Hathaway, Pamela Feiring and Ellen Harland
Al Sanders receives his trophy
Al Sanders receives his trophy
Tyler Hinman lifts his silver cup
Tyler Hinman lifts his silver cup