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American Crossword Puzzle Tournament

February 29–March 2, 2008, Stamford, Brooklyn

The oldest and largest crossword puzzle tournament in the United States is directed by Will Shortz, the crossword puzzle editor of The New York Times. Competitors face eight puzzles and are scored on accuracy and speed.



1978
Nancy Schuster, Rego Park, N.Y.
1979
Miriam Raphael, Port Chester, N.Y.
1980
Daniel Pratt, Fort Meade, Md.
1981
Philip Cohen, Aliquippa, Pa.
1982
Stanley Newman, Brooklyn, N.Y.
1983
David Rosen, Buffalo, N.Y.
1984
John McNeill, Austin, Tex.
1985
David Rosen, Buffalo, N.Y.
1986
David Rosen, Buffalo, N.Y.
1987
David Rosen, New York, N.Y.
1988
Douglas Hoylman, Chevy Chase, Md.
1989
Jon Delfin, New York, N.Y.
1990
Jon Delfin, New York, N.Y.
1991
Jon Delfin, New York, N.Y.
1992
Douglas Hoylman, Chevy Chase, Md.
1993
Trip Payne, Atlanta, Ga.
1994
Douglas Hoylman, Chevy Chase, Md.
1995
Jon Delfin, New York, N.Y.
1996
Douglas Hoylman, Chevy Chase, Md.
1997
Douglas Hoylman, Chevy Chase, Md.
1998
Trip Payne, Atlanta, Ga.
1999
Jon Delfin, New York, N.Y.
2000
Douglas Hoylman, Chevy Chase, Md.
2001
Ellen Ripstein, New York, N.Y.
2002–2003
Jon Delfin, New York, N.Y.
2004
Trip Payne, Atlanta, Ga.
2005
Tyler Hinman, Troy, N.Y.
2006
Tyler Hinman, Troy, N.Y.
2007
Tyler Hinman, Chicago, Ill.

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