American Crossword Puzzle Tournament

 Crossword Tournament

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Source: Chicago Tribute
Date: March 3, 2013
Byline: Margaret Backenheimer, Special to Tribune Newspapers - See more at:,0,1720033.story#sthash.vX321Xnf.dpuf

Big events for March

Sports fans, there's athletic action on the calendar, with a sumo tournament in Japan, a cross-country ski race in Norway and a rowing regatta on the Thames.

Through March 17: Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, Australia, Fill up at 300 events, including "World's Longest Lunch."

March 8-10: Yuma Lettuce Days, Yuma, Ariz.; 800-293-0071; "World's Winter Lettuce Capital" gets chopping with celebrity chef Ben Ford.

March 8-10: American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, New York, 36th edition goes down and across, with Will Shortz presiding.

March 8-17: South by Southwest, Austin, Texas; 512-467-7979; Crest of the wave for musicians, filmmakers, technophiles and thinkers.

March 9-May 27: "American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell Exhibition," Bentonville, Ark.; 479-418-5700; Rockwell retrospective covers early days of the Saturday Evening Post.

March 10-24: Osaka Sumo Tournament, Japan; 212-757-5640; Traditional wrestlers throw their weight around.

March 15-24: International Cherry Blossom Festival, Macon, Ga.; 478-751-7429; Spring blooms at the "Pinkest Party on Earth."

March 16: Birkebeinerrennet, Rena to Lillehammer, Norway; 212-885-9700; Backpacking Nordic skiers by the thousands take on a 54-kilometer course.

March 16: St. Patrick's Day Parade, New York; A quarter-million marchers turn the Big Apple green.

March 20-24: Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival; 800-990-FEST; French Quarter hosts poetry slam, writing marathon and one-act play contest.

March 21-April 6: Savannah Music Festival, Savannah, Ga.; Breaking the sound barriers with Daniel Hope, Masters of Bluegrass and fado star Ana Moura.

March 21-April 20: Festival of Houses and Gardens, Charleston, S.C.; 843-722-3405; Elegant private properties invite public inspection in "a city set in a garden."

March 22-24: Denver March Powwow, 39th intertribal gathering of Native American drummers, dancers, singers and flag bearers.

March 23: Head of the River Race, London, A tidal wave of rowers tests the Thames.

Dates may change; always check in advance to confirm.

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