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May 4, 2008

Crossword tournament today

I'm all about the crossword puzzle. I still haven't bought into the whole Sudoku thing.

I'm old school like that.

So this caught my eye: The Maryland Science Center is hosting a crossword puzzle contest at 1 p.m. today. Anybody can walk in and sign up for it. It costs $24.

None of the puzzles have been published anywhere yet, and they're all from Will Shortz of the New York Times. Which means they're probably hard.

Here's the website where you register. 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 10:25 AM | | Comments (6)
Categories: Random stuff


If you dig crosswords, you should pick up a Harpers Magazine. In the back there is a crossword puzzle. It is the Kung Fu master of crosswords. It will proceed to whip you like a small and feeble child. If someone got 20% of the clues, I would be super impressed.

I need a 5 letter word for 6th Season American Idol contestant with auburn tresses...

Hmmm .... Sleigh? No, wait, that's six letters ... gee it's on the tip of my tongue ...


Any chance it's the guy whose album "Running Back To You" is being released tomorrow?

........running back to.."who"?


Be a little adventurous and investigate further, Old Sport.

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