Date: March 1, 2013
Byline: Dave Fisher
36th Annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament
Directed by New York Times Crossword Puzzle Editor Will Shortz, this is the nation's oldest and largest crossword competition. Contestants try their hand at eight original crosswords created just for this event. Scoring is based on accuracy and speed. Prizes are awarded in more than 20 categories, including a $5,000 grand prize.