Crossword Tournament

ACPT Online Solving

Solve online the puzzles played at the live tournament (years 2006-present). Compare your scores with other online solvers! You choose a "player name" which others will see. The online competition is for fun and bragging rights only, not for prizes.


Your Email
Forgot your password?

Test Drive

Solve sample puzzles using the software, including four puzzles from an earlier Tournament. Take some time to get used to working with the software so you can be more competitive!

You MUST be running the latest Java. Please check your version here.

Online Solving FAQs

The fee is $20, paid online or by check.

If this is your first online tournament, please create an account. Your email address and a password are your "ticket" to the puzzles.

When you are ready to solve or if you are a returning player, log on with your email address and password to gain access to the puzzles or to purchase puzzles.

NOTE: This program will NOT work on an iPad or any other device that does not support Java. If you want to check your computer for Java, please visit

Access to the online puzzles for the upcoming tournament begins on Saturday, March 28, 2015:

All times Eastern.
*You may solve all 3 sets of clues for the playoff puzzle: A (hardest), B (hard), C (least hard), which do not count toward your score

You are invited, at any time, to "test-drive" the software, solving four puzzles from a previous tournament (Test-Drive at right).

Need help?

Tournament homepage
Contact Us

Copyright ©1996-2015 by The American Crossword Puzzle Tournament