July 2, 2022


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Your Friday Evening Briefing – The New York Instances

10. And eventually, a crossword king is topped.

Aggressive crossword solvers, 474 of them, eagerly stuffed a lodge ballroom full of rows of tables, chairs and yellow folders to forestall dishonest.

For some, the American Crossword Match in Stamford, Connecticut, was a form of household reunion, full with hugs and catching up after a number of years of pandemic-fueled isolation.

It culminated in a race to finish the championship puzzle, “Wyna Takes It All,” by Wyna Liu, a puzzle builder and affiliate editor of The New York Instances. Tyler Hinman gained for the seventh time, by simply seconds, taking dwelling the grand prize of $5,000.

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