WHEN: Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:30pm-9:45pm
WHERE: Parish Hall, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 8 Sunnyside Ave., Pleasantville, N.Y.
DIRECTED BY: Will Shortz, Puzzlemaster and Crossword Editor, The New York Times
ENTRY: $30 (Individual) or $45 (Doubles Team) or $5 (Spectator)
SPONSORED BY: The Village Bookstore, 10 Washington Ave., Pleasantville, N.Y.
REGISTRATION: In advance at the Village Bookstore; by mail; or at the door. If you wish to register in advance, click here for a Registration Form.
All event proceeds go to the Pleasantville Fund for Learning, which supports eductional innovation in the Pleasantville Schools through grants to teachers and students.
► Solvers will race to do four unpublished crossword puzzles from The New York Times: a Monday puzzle (15 minutes); a Tuesday puzzle (20 minutes); and a Wednesday puzzle (20 minutes).
► The fastest correct solver from each round will advance to a playoff, featuring a Thursday puzzle, solved on large boards for everyone to watch. Contestants may compete either individually or in pairs.
► Trophies and puzzle books will be awarded to the best overall solvers, as well as the best solvers in each of these categories: 25 years or under; 60 years or over; Pleasantville resident; doubles team; and first-time contestant. Book prizes are provided courtesy of St. Martin’s Press.
► Delicious desserts, coffee, and tea will be offered to all contestants, courtesy of the Pleasantville Fund for Learning board members.
► The Village Bookstore will have a selection of Will Shortz’s books for sale at the event.