The Friends of the St. Paul Public Library are putting on their fourth annual tournament on Sunday, June 14, from noon to 5, with crosswords custom-made for the event. Puzzle wrangler Victor Barocas constructed one of the puzzles—and so did I! Believe it or not, it’s my first solo crossword credit. Vic was aiming for an all-Minnesota slate of constructors, and I made the cut by virtue of surviving four winters at Carleton College.
The rest of the constructors are listed at the tournament info page. The Minnesota tourney welcomes amateurs, experts, and teams. Individual registration is a mere $20. If you’re in the Upper Midwest, check it out! (And even if you’re not—Californian Eric Maddy is flying in for the event.)