Attention, Californians! The Bay Area Crossword Puzzle Tournament is now open for registration! The event is in Oakland at CSU East Bay on Saturday, September 13, from 11:30 to 4.
For more information and to register ($30 in advance), visit the Bay Area Crosswords site.
If you’re in Northern California and you’ve never attended a crossword tournament, I encourage you to sign up! At the very least, you will get to do several NYT crosswords a few days before they’re published in the newspaper, and you’ll meet some friendly puzzlers. And who knows—you might win something!