43rd American Crossword Puzzle Tournament
Virtual Event — Friday, April 23 - Sunday, April 25
Time & Location
Apr 23, 2021, 8:00 PM EDT – Apr 25, 2021, 5:00 PM EDT
About the Event
Founded in 1978 by Will Shortz, the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament is the world's oldest and largest crossword event. This year for the first time it is being conducted virtually. Solvers will race to solve eight crosswords specially created for the event by leading puzzlemakers, earning points for accuracy and speed. The puzzles range in difficulty from easy/medium to very challenging. At the end of the weekend the top three solvers will face off on a final puzzle for all to watch, with live commentary. The prizes total $6,000. In addition, the weekend features bonus puzzles, word and trivia games, and presentations through which participants can meet each other in a fun, relaxing atmosphere. [View Tournament Schedule and information]
Individual solvers, entry to all events
Pair-solving. Entry to All Events. Both have access to the puzzles. One person fills in the grid and submits the puzzle. The other person can be situated anywhere, and the two can collaborate any way you want. Only one registration required.