Sunday, July 28, 2019

Boswords 2019 - Special Report!

Hi Crossword-Lovers, it's Horace here, with a quick PSA about the Boswords tournament in Boston.

Today was the third installment of this tournament, and since it was a nice day, I rode my bike down to Roxbury Latin to join in the fun. (Either I'm the only person who bikes to it, or everyone else knows where they hide the bike racks at that school!)

It was much the same as last year, which is to say that it was another fun tournament in a friendly atmosphere. I saw some familiar faces from the A.C.P.T., caught up with old friends and made some new ones, and, sadly, just like last year, I finished with one error! And this time it wasn't something I didn't know - it was a dumb mistake that would never have happened if I had checked the cross! ... grumblegrumblegrumble...

Others, however, made no mistakes, including this year's winner, Andy Kravis. His speedy dispatch of the final puzzle occasionally provoked spontaneous laughter of disbelief from several of us who watched on the big overhead screen. It was, however, somewhat reassuring to see that even he had some difficulty in what I and my table-mate considered the toughest part of the devilish Finn Vigeland puzzle. In the end, though, it didn't really hold him up all that long, and he finished well in advance of the two other finalists.

I don't have too much to say about the tournament that I didn't already say last year, but I did want to put up a post to let publicize the event. If you've ever considered attending a crossword tournament, and certainly if you live within easy biking distance (or even driving distance, I suppose), I'd highly recommend you check it out.

- Horace


  1. Great meeting you Sunday, I'm loving the blog!

    1. Hi Jill, thanks for checking in! Look forward to seeing you next year at Boswords. :)