- Erik Agard
- Dan Feyer
- David Plotkin
- Joon Pahk
- Tyler Hinman
- Andy Kravis
- Francis Heaney
- Stella Zawistowski
- Emily O'Neill
- Kiran Kedlaya
- Marie desJardins
- Andrew Ries
- Ken Crowell
- Adam Doctoroff (Rookie)
- Kyle Mahowald
- Jenna LaFleur (Rookie)
Puzzle ScansContestant number:
StandingsBy Ranking | Alphabetical | B to E | C to E | D and E | E | Rookies | Juniors | Fifties | Sixties | Seventies | Seniors | West | Connecticut | New England | NYC | Long Island | Upstate NY | New Jersey | Mid-Atlantic | South | Midwest | Foreign
Year 41 • 2018 • 674 contestants
Richard Rogan, the crossword editor of The Times of London, spoke on Friday night. A cryptic crossword competition, with puzzles made by Rogan (U.K.) and Rich Silvestri (U.S.), was won by Catherine Cevoli and Jon Delfin, respectively. On Saturday night Max and Emy Zener performed a 10-minute comedy, "Two Puzzles Walk Into a Bar," introduced by the playwright, Donna Hoke. Nancy Salomon was awarded the 3rd "MEmoRiaL" prize. HBO filmed the tournament for the program "Real Sports," slated to air in May. In a stunning "A" division final, 24-year-old Erik Agard defeated defending champion Dan Feyer in a record time of 4 minutes 58 seconds.
Capsule history of all previous years.
Pictures from the Tournament
- Don Christensen: Some Select Images from Don | Friday Night CRU Dinner | The Collection | B and C Finals | A Finals
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Wordplay - the crossword column of the New York Times - written by Deb Amlen
Facebook: American Crossword Puzzle Tournament Attendees
- Horace Fawley — ACPT - Special Report!
- Andrew Ries — ACPT Recap
- Ben Zimmer: 2018 Division A Finals
- Matt Ginsberg: Saturday Night Merl Reagle MEmoRiaL award - Nancy Salomon | Talent Show, Part 1 | Talent Show, Part 2 | C Finals | B Finals | A Finals
The following 61 contestants solved all 7 puzzles with no mistakes.
Erik Agard, Laura Braunstein, Patty Buethe, Frank Colangelo, Kathy Conarck, Paul Coulter, Ken Crowell, Jon Delfin, Marie desJardins, Adam Doctoroff, Sam Donaldson, David Eckert, JRP Edwards, Alex Egervary, Steve Feldman, Dan Feyer, Jeff Frank, Randy Guggenheimer, Craig Harman, David Harris, Travis Hime, Tyler Hinman, Will Irving, Jeffrey Krasnick, Andy Kravis, Robbie Kubala, Jenna LaFleur, Jeff Levinson, Frank Longo, Kyle Mahowald, Brian McCarthy, Robin Morrissey, Jonathan Olsen, Emily O'Neill, Joon Pahk, Michael Paleos, Doug Peterson, Kelly Petitt, Greg Pliska, David Plotkin, Ira Rashbaum, Arnold Reich, Maureen Rekrut, Andrew Ries, Peter Rimkus, Ellen Ripstein, Meredith Rosoff, Dawn Ross, Dan Sadoff, Matt Sandler, Hollie Schmidt, Dan Seabolt, Roberta Strauss, Tom Tabanao, Rob Tricchinelli, Melissa Tsai, Finn Vigeland, Kevin Wald, Lawrence Wasser, Thomas Weisswange, John Wilson.
In the News
- Puzzle Lovers Find Their Tribe at a Crossword Tournament Deb Amlen, The New York Times [March 26, 2018]
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Officials — 2018
|Scoring Programmer||Matt Ginsberg|
|Database Preparer||Joe Cabrera|
|Online Tournament Manager||Peter Ritmeester|