American Crossword Puzzle Tournament

Crossword Tournament

33rd ACPT • February 19-21, 2010
Tournament Victor Dan Feyer
Don Christensen
Dan Feyer, the New Champion!

Congratulations!

  1. Dan Feyer
  2. Howard Barkin
  3. Anne Erdmann
  4. Tyler Hinman
  5. Trip Payne
  6. Kiran Kedlaya
  7. Stella Zawistowski
  8. Francis Heaney
  9. Al Sanders
  10. Ellen Ripstein

See Full Results

B division

  1. Joon Pahk
  2. Katie Hamill
  3. Ron Sweet

Full B Division Results

C division

  1. Louis Lana
  2. David Plotkin
  3. Barry Haldiman

Full C Division Results

See left panel for all results.
Rankings updated 3/15/10

Capsule History

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“Double Trouble” by Eric Berlin

Highlights of the weekend included a new hourlong Sunday morning variety show, “Crossworders Got Talent,” featuring music, dance, games, and comedy performed by contestants and officials. The Friday and Saturday night games included “Double Trouble” by Eric Berlin; “Listmania!” by Greg Pliska, Joshua Kosman, and Ken Stern; and “Who Are You?,” a musical quiz by Michael Littman and Marie desJardins, with piano accompaniment by Jon Delfin. Magnus Palm, the editor-in-chief of Sweden’s Bonnier Korsord magazines, led a “Swedish Call My Bluff.” The awards lunch was discontinued. Patrick Creadon, the director of “Wordplay,” presented the prizes. Dan Feyer won the tournament. Five-time winner Tyler Hinman, 25, finished fourth, out of the playoffs, but took the Junior trophy one more time.

Will Shortz

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Solving Perfection

The following 57 contestants solved all 7 puzzles with no mistakes.

Howard Barkin, David Bleich, Katherine Bryant, Patty Buethe, Paul Coulter, Tom Daily, Mark Dixon, Anne Erdmann, Dan Feyer, Howard Friedman, Peter Gordon, Katie Hamill, Randolph Harris, Brent Hartzell, Francis Heaney, Tyler Hinman, Susan Hoffman, Doug Hoylman, Jeff Janus, Will Johnston, Bruce Kahn, Richard Kalustian, Kiran Kedlaya, Joshua Kosman, Elaine Lippman, Frank Longo, Dave Mackey, Robert Mackey, Eric Maddy, James Mangold, Matthew Matera, Phoebe McBee, Daniel Okrent, Scott Orman, Jan O'Sullivan, Joon Pahk, Trip Payne, Carol Perone, Doug Peterson, Greg Pliska, David Plotkin, Arnold Reich, Amy Reynaldo, Ellen Ripstein, Richard Romano, Al Sanders, Suzanne Saunders, Rocky Schwarz, Tom Shakow, Dan Singer, Ken Stern, Ron Sweet, Steve Tice, Dave Tuller, Jennifer Turney, Kevin Wald, Stella Zawistowski


Officials — 2010

DirectorWill Shortz
CoordinatorHelene Hovanec
WebmasterDoug Heller
Scoring ProgrammerMatt Ginsberg
Database PreparerJoe Cabrera
Online Tournament ManagerPeter Ritmeester
PhotographerDon Christensen
NametagsMike Shenk
Playoff AnnouncersNeal Conan and Merl Reagle
Prize PresenterPatrick Creadon
Judges and referees (in alphabetical order)
Deb Amlen, Doug Ashleigh, Bree Berman, Jessica Bozarth, Melissa Casey, Yang-Yang Chen, Nikhil Dhingra, Liz Donovan, Evie Eysenburg, Vic Fleming, Miguel Franco, Ethan Friedman, PaulaGamache, Bonnie Gentry, Matt Ginsberg, Maru Gonzalez, Elizabeth Gorski, Doug Heller, Helene Hovanec, Todd Hovanec, Jessica Hui, Joan Hume, Marvin Hume, Maura Jacobson, Jamaica Jones, Casey Julia, Ian Kerrigan, Jeff Levene, Steve Levy, Randie Lipkin, Jarrett Lucas, Pat Merrell, Bob Nacht, Irmari Nacht, Stan Newman, Mike Nothnagel, Jim Page, Nancy Parsons, Fred Piscop, Brendan Quigley, Merl Reagle, Laurie Resnick, Carmelita Riley, Peter Ritmeester, Robert Roberts, David Rosen, Mel Rosen, Peggy Rosen, Sara Sadin, Pia Saunders, Nancy Schuster, Rich Silvestri, Michael Smith, Allison Somers, Donna Tessitore, Karen Tracey, Jessica Tran, Ashish Vengsarkar, Bruce Venzke, Byron Walden, Lee-kai Wang, Brad Wilber, Nick Wolf, and Jen Yuan