Jan 30 2016

3rd Annual Crossword Challenge

Presented by Pikes Peak Library District at PPLD: Library 21c

Join local crossword puzzlemaker Jim Jenista at Library 21c, Venue @ 21c, for the second annual morning of competitive crossword puzzles. Jenista, who has competed in the annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament (ACPT) since 2002, loves spending a weekend with fellow puzzlers. Moviegoers may remember Jenista from the 2006 documentary film Wordplay, highlighting New York Times (NYT) puzzlemaster Will Shortz and the ACPT; Jenista appears briefly in the movie.
Arrive by 9 a.m. For the PPLD Crossword Challenge, you don’t have to be a tournament-level solver. This contest is open to wordplay people who enjoy the challenge of the daily crossword puzzle. There will be two rounds of 20 minutes each, solving a Monday-to-Wednesday level NYT puzzle. The two winners from these rounds will advance to a final playoff round, solving a Thursday level NYT puzzle. Prizes will be awarded and free refreshments provided by Herstory.

The event is free but limited to 50 people. Register now online at PPLD.org, or call any PPLD library facility. Contestants cannot be a professional puzzle constructor, editor, or proofreader.

Call 719-634-1698 for further information. 

Admission Info

FREE, but sign up is required and limited to 50 people.

Dates & Times

2016/01/30 - 2016/01/30

Location Info

PPLD: Library 21c

1175 Chapel Hills Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80920