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March 14, 2005 6:17 PM   Subscribe

Tyler Hinman: Legend, Zoalesquianist, Champion. The American Crossword Puzzle Tournament has a new kid in the grid.
posted by DeepFriedTwinkies (4 comments total)

Well hm. Here's Tyler's broken link. I am a hoover.
posted by DeepFriedTwinkies at 6:34 PM on March 14, 2005

Ah, word geekery. Thanks for this, DeepFriedTwinkies. The age-related stuff in the news bits are pretty funny:

"This tournament's being taken over by the 20-year-olds," sniffed Payne the day before he was dethroned.

"I cant even celebrate," said Hinman, wearing jeans, a T-shirt, and a baseball cap marked with the insignia of his fraternity at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y. "Im not old enough to go to a pub and drink myself stupid."

posted by mediareport at 7:24 PM on March 14, 2005

I was at the tournament, and the best part was the play-by-play of the three finalists on stage solving the championship puzzle ("I see Stella is not starting in the traditional upper-lefthand corner"). Fun.
posted by margarita at 8:31 PM on March 14, 2005

"I see Stella is not starting in the traditional upper-lefthand corner"

*convulses in laughter*
posted by mediareport at 9:38 PM on March 14, 2005

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