I must indulge in a little horn-tooting to lead off this Monday post. Last week, an extended League of Extraordinary Puzzlemen squad won the Berkeley Mystery Hunt! The newcomers were instrumental in our success and I think everyone enjoyed themselves. It was a big thrill to hold off a couple other talented teams and be the first to find the lost stone of the Mayan calendar and thus stave off the apocalypse. (Second time this year I've helped solve puzzles to save the world. Huh.)
I'm also pleased to report that my crossword was one of the twenty selected for Twenty Under Thirty. It's very exciting to be included in this group of talented young constructors. Look for the announcement and the puzzles themselves in about a month!
Okay, enough about me. Let's have a look at cool stuff other people are doing. Coming up on Saturday is Lollapuzzoola 5 in New York City. Unfortunately, I've yet to make it out to this fun tournament, and this year will be no different. You should definitely go if you can, though; the tournament always brings some great puzzles by top-shelf constructors and a strong solving field. Good luck to all participating!
Also, the crossword blogosphere gets even stronger with the addition of Neville Fogarty to the mix. Check out his free weekly puzzle!
My next post will be a report of the WarTron game this coming weekend in Portland. You may have to be patient with me there, though, as I report to jury duty the Monday after staying up all Saturday night for the game. Great Moments in Life Planning!