American Crossword Puzzle Tournament

 Crossword Tournament

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Source: San Francisco Chronicle
Date: March 17, 2008
Byline: Leah Garchik

Watching all the trends go by

As to other professional women doing professional jobs, crossword puzzle-maker Andrea Michaels had the pleasure of having a puzzle in the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, which (as documented in the movie "Wordplay") is usually held in Stamford, Conn., but was in Brooklyn this year. Michaels went there to bask in the pleasure of watching "699 folks doing my puzzle at once!"

It was "a little like bad sex," she e-mails. "They were given around 15 minutes, many of the men finished in three to five minutes, saying it was fun but easy."

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