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2021 Summer Tournament: Sunday, July 25

1:00-6:00 PM Eastern, all virtual

Registration is now open!

Other Boswords puzzles are also available for purchase below

Directors: Andrew Kingsley and John Lieb

Puzzle Editor: Brad Wilber

Video Maestro: Rob Gonsalves

And Thank You to Our Awesome Partners. Click their logos below to check them out!

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Registration & Puzzle Packet Purchasing

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2021 SUMMER TOURNAMENT IS NOW OPEN!

Note: Registration will be open until 10:00 AM Eastern on Sunday, July 25.  

The puzzles from the 2021 Spring Themeless League, 2021 Winter Wondersolve, 2020 Fall Themeless League, as well as those from our other 2017-2020 events, are available for purchase below.

STUDENT & DISCOUNT

$5

INDIVIDUAL

ADULT

$25

PAIRS

$35

$10

2021 SUMMER TOURNAMENT 

PUZZLE PACK

We welcome anyone to choose the $5 discount rate
if that works best for you.

Note: This option is only for solvers not participating in the live summer tournament. We will email the 2021 Summer Puzzle Packet to those who purchase it on Monday, July 26, the day after the tournament ends. 

Note: "WW" stands for Winter Wondersolve, our January

tournament which includes five

puzzles (four themed and one themeless)

GIVING BACK

A percentage of the proceeds from the Boswords 2021 Summer Tournament will be donated to each of the four Boston-based charities below. Of course, we welcome you to donate to these organizations on your own. Please click the links below to view their sites and contribute.  

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MEET THE 2021 SUMMER TOURNAMENT TEAM
Malaika Handa

Malaika Handa (she/her) is a software engineer living in Brooklyn, where she shops at consignment stores, plays volleyball, and continues the never-ending quest for the best slice of chocolate cake. In the Crossworld, you’ll find her on Twitter (@malisolves) and curating 7xwords.com.

Hoang-Kim Vu

Hoang-Kim Vu (he/him) works on a global malaria research project in Washington, D.C. His crosswords have appeared in the NYT, LAT, and USAT (as well as the first non-Powell crossword for Vox). When he's not solving or constructing, Kim enjoys collecting passport stamps and trying his best to raise a one-year-old daughter and a pitbull with bad knees with his wife and forever editor Jess.

Rob Gonsalves and Jennifer Lim

Rob Gonsalves (he/him) is an artist, inventor, software engineer, and AI researcher. Rob likes using his computer skills to construct original crossword puzzles. Jennifer Lim (she/her) came to crosswords through her love of languages. She made documentary films in Thailand and India but her claim to fame is that she saw the Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl back in the ‘60s. Their puzzles have been published by Universal, AVCX, Fireball, and Spyscape.

Chandi Deitmer

Chandi Deitmer (she/her) is a social worker and word nerd who enjoys long walks (on the beach, bike path, really wherever), curry, traveling, and endless Arrested Development references. She lives in Somerville, MA, with the best cat with the fewest teeth, Marlowe H. Bucket.

Wyna Liu

Wyna Liu (she/her) is an associate puzzle editor at NYT and assistant editor at AVCX. Her puzzles have appeared in The New Yorker, NYT, and AVCX, among other venues. She enjoys making jewelry and tensegrity objects, and lives in NYC with her goofy dog, Polo. Twitter and IG @wynaliu

Brad Wilber

Brad Wilber (he/him) is a librarian and a writer originally from central New York. He has been constructing crosswords for publication since 1993. For much of that time he has specialized in themeless puzzles, both solo and in collaboration. His byline has appeared well over 100 times on Newsday's Saturday Stumper, widely recognized as the most challenging puzzle on the scene. He was the last editor (2014-2020) of the now-discontinued Chronicle of Higher Education crossword.

John Lieb

John Lieb (he/him) teaches Math and coaches football and baseball at The Roxbury Latin School. He loves every aspect of organizing Boswords, except for dealing with time formatting in Google Sheets.

Andrew Kingsley

Andrew Kingsley (he/him) just finished his second year of teaching English at the Riverdale Country School in the Bronx. This summer, he'll be preparing to teach his new course on queer American lit and history—any suggestions are welcomed!

FALL & SPRING THEMELESS LEAGUES SCORES 
2020 Fall Themeless League Scoreboards
2021 Spring Themeless League Scoreboards
DIRECTIONS AND PARKING
(not for the 2021 tournament!)

          Event Address:

 The Roxbury Latin School

  101 St. Theresa Avenue

West Roxbury, MA, 02132

Parking is FREE. Enter the front gate of the school and we will direct you to the parking lot and the tournament hall. 


 

Roxbury Latin is located on the MBTA busline. From Forest Hills Station take either the Charles River bus or the Stimson via Belgrade. Get off on Centre Street at St. Theresa Avenue. The School is at the top of the hill on the right.

An Uber/Lyft ride from Forest Hills (last stop of Orange Line) to Roxbury Latin costs approximately $10.

Public Transportation