9th Annual Akron Crossword Puzzle Tournament

AkronCrossword 2018

Compete to Complete Will Shortz’s crossword puzzles!

Saturday, March 24 1–4 pm
Main Library - Meeting Rooms 2AB

Join other Akron experts and meet new friends as you try your hand at unpublished crosswords provided by the “puzzlemaster” NYT Editor, Will Shortz. The puzzles begin easy and get progressively harder – but they are all solvable! Prizes will be awarded! All levels of crossword enthusiasts are encouraged to participate.

Here’s how it works:

There are three stages, plus a final round. During each stage, contestants have twenty minutes to solve the puzzle as best they can. When finished (or when time’s up), the puzzles are collected and our judges score them. The top three finalists (top three cumulative scores) are announced after the third round. They then compete against each other with the fourth, and most difficult, puzzle.


To register, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 330-643-9015.

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