American Crossword Puzzle Tournament

Crossword Tournament

33rd ACPT • February 19-21, 2010
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YouTube Videos of the Tournament

A Finals

Filmed by Chris Barrett (chrisbarrett.tv), using an inset of Neal and Merl's commentary


Nancy Shack's A Finals Part 1


Nancy Shack's A Finals Part 2


Nancy Shack's B Finals Part 1


Nancy Shack's B Finals Part 2


Nancy Shack's C Finals


"Crossworders Got Talent"

On Sunday, before the awards ceremony and the play-off rounds, we enjoyed a variety show featuring ACPT contestants and officials, with music, dance, comedy, and games.


Lorinne Lampert Performing

Lorinne Lampert sings, plays her best friend, Woody, and taps. (I understand that she juggles, too, but not today.) Performance took place at the 2010 American Crossword Puzzle Tournament's "Crossworders' Got Talent" show. Posted by Nancy Shack.


The Sunday Morning, 7th Puzzle, Fear of 4th Place Blues (The Crossword Song) - Parnell Hall

A musical account of the 2010 American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. Posted by Parnell Hall.


Amanda Yesnowitz Performs "A Way With Words"

Award winning lyricist Amanda Yesnowitz collaborated with composer/pianist Brian Cimmet to create and perform "A Way With Words" at the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, Feb 21, 2010. The talent duo's efforts were extremely well received and appreciated by the entire audience.


Vic Fleming Performs

Vic Fleming sang and strummed 2 songs at the 2010 American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. He may have a dead pan face while performing but his lyrics had 'em rolling in the aisles. Posted by Nancy Shack.


Bruce Wrighte Stand-Up Performance

Canadian Bruce Wrighte delivers a humorous set at the 2010 American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. The crowd appreciated his performance, which was part of Crossworders Got Talent. Posted by Nancy Shack.


Merl Reagle

Merl Reagle, master puzzle constructor, raconteur, unapologetic punner and anagrammer, recently seen on the Simpsons and as a major player in the documentary Wordplay. Here he performs before and is aided and abetted by an adoring audience at the 2010 American Crossword Puzzle Tournament "Crossworders Got Talent" variety show. Posted by Nancy Shack.


Diane Firstman Does Stand-Up

Diane Firstman delivers a funny routine at the 2010 American Crossword Puzzle Tournament "Crossworders Got Talent" show. Posted by Nancy Shack.


Parnell Hall Performs

Prolific author of the Puzzle Lady series, the Stanley Hastings series and the Steve Winslow series of books Parnell Hall is also an accomplished singer and strummer. His performance of 2 songs left the audience wanting more. Posted by Nancy Shack.


Tyler Hinman Interview

Posted by Puzzle Brothers


Dan Feyer Wins ACPT

Posted by Puzzle Brothers


Interview with Howard Barkin

Posted by Puzzle Brothers


Dan Feyer Interview

Posted by Puzzle Brothers


Anne Erdmann Interview

Posted by Puzzle Brothers


Puzzle Brothers ACPT Clip #1 - A Phone Call For Will Shortz

If you have a transcription, let us know and we'll post it.


Puzzle Brothers ACPT Clip #2 - Recap After Three Puzzles


Puzzle Brothers ACPT Clip #3 - Recap #2


Puzzle Brothers ACPT Clip #4 - Pit


Puzzle Brothers ACPT Clip #5- Who Are You


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