This morning of coffee and crosswords will include an overview of crossword history and a peek behind the scenes at the New York Times and the 2020 annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. There will be some brainteasers and a mini solving tournament with prizes for the fastest solvers! Bring your puzzle questions, and let’s solve together. Guaranteed to build mental muscle and increase your skills.
Michelle Arnot, author of Crossword Puzzles for Dummies and Four-Letter Words: Secrets of a Crossword Insider, serves as an official at the annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, organized by NPR’s puzzle master, Will Shortz. Michelle will bring her collection of vintage crossword card games from the Roaring Twenties. She and husband Roger Brown have been Sandisfield homeowners since 1980.