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American Crossword Puzzle Tournament

43rd Annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament
September 11-13, 2020
Stamford Marriott, Stamford, CT

Dear Friends,

Amidst the gloom of the coronavirus pandemic, a ray of good news: The 2020 ACPT has been rescheduled for Sept. 11-13 as usual at the Stamford Marriott Hotel.

Registration will reopen in a few months, after life (fingers crossed) has returned to normal and the pandemic has passed.

Meanwhile, all payments for the live tournament on March 20-22 are being refunded. This is a slow process, so if you haven't received a refund yet, please be patient.

Registrations for at-home solving of this year's puzzles, either online or by mail, will be refunded upon request.

A reminder: If you reserved a guestroom for the March 20-22 weekend, you should call the hotel to cancel.

Stay safe!

I hope to see you in September.

~ Will Shortz


Will Shortz
Will Shortz
Directed by New York Times Crossword Puzzle Editor Will Shortz, this is the nation's oldest and largest crossword competition. Solvers tackle eight original crosswords created and edited specially for this event. Scoring is based on accuracy and speed. Prizes are awarded in more than 20 categories, including a $5,000 grand prize. Evening games, guest speakers, and a wine and cheese reception allow solvers to meet each other in a relaxed and entertaining atmosphere.
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