STAMFORD, Conn. — Hundreds turned out for the 39th annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament in Stamford on Saturday.
The Daily Voice asked the tournament's organizer, Will Shortz , for an overview of the event. Shortz, a resident of Pleasantville, N.Y., is the crossword editor for the New York Times.
For his answers, watch the video.
This year's tournament boasted a first-time winner: Howard Barkin of Hillsborough, N.J.
Connecticut was well represented at the tournament, with over 30 competitors from towns including Danbury, Fairfield, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Ridgefield Stamford and Westport.
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