By Matt Gaffney
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I'm riding an Amtrak train headed to Stamford, Connecticut, for the 29th annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, the largest such contest in the country, and making my way to the cafe car. As I negotiate the swaying aisles, I'm counting the number of passengers solving sudoku and the number solving crosswords. As a professional cruciverbalist, I'm depressed by the results: my beloved crossword puzzles are getting totally shut out so far. The two teenaged girls I found especially galling-even the cool kids in high school are solving sudoku now.
In mathematics from the University of Colorado, and I vow to look up later what "modulo" means. He's just turned thirty and looks like tennis champ Boris Becker, and carries the slightly haughty demeanor of an ultra-bright math junkie who generally assumes his audience knows words like "modulo," even if they don't. Most people at the crossword tournament probably will, though; somewhat counterintuitively, math-based professionals are wellrepresented among top crossword constructors and solvers.
The top two teams, each of whom answered thirty-eight of the forty questions right, then take the stage for a College Bowl-style smackdown moderated by Jennings, who speaks so quickly that I can't understand several of the questions. The audience, which probably numbers modulo zero nonJeopardy! fans, is thrilled with Jennings' appearance, and they line up to talk with him after the contest. The schmoozing carries on at the wine and cheese reception; later, groups of two or eleven or five stake out far-flung corners of the main ballroom.
Gridlock: Crossword Puzzles and the Mad Geniuses Who Create Them by Matt Gaffney