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The Boswords 2024 Summer Tournament is Sunday, July 21

Doors open at noon for check-in. Program runs from 1:00-6:00 PM

In-Person at The Roxbury Latin School, West Roxbury, MA

Registration Now Open (IN-PERSON and ONLINE)

SCROLL DOWN TO REGISTER AND PURCHASE PAST PUZZLES

INFO VIDEO FOR IN-PERSON SOLVERS

INFO VIDEO FOR ONLINE SOLVERS

Directors: Andrew Kingsley and John Lieb

Puzzle Editor: Brad Wilber

ALSO!

Westwords is Sunday, June 23

In-Person & Online Tournament

Click the logo below to learn more!

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

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REGISTER + PURCHASE PUZZLES

ALL PAST PUZZLES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE BELOW

Note: if you are unable to pay the full amount to compete in the summer

tournament, then you are welcome to pay the discount rate indicated below. 

Refund Policy: If you find yourself unable to attend for any reason, we will refund

your registration fee if you contact us prior to noon on Saturday, 7/20.

IN-PERSON

INDIVIDUAL: $50
PAIRS: $75
STUDENT/DISCOUNT: $10

ONLINE

INDIVIDUAL: $30
PAIRS: $50
STUDENT/DISCOUNT: $5

SUMMER + PREVIOUS PUZZLE PACKS

Note: If you do not participate in the Summer Tournament but would still like to solve the puzzles from the tournament, you can purchase them here! They will be sent out via email on Monday, July 22nd!

Note: WW stands for Winter Wondersolve, our February event which includes five puzzles (four themed and one themeless). 

Boswords T-Shirts

(Mint or Navy)

MERCH!
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T-Shirt -- $30

(Price includes shipping)

GIVING BACK

A percentage of the proceeds from the Boswords 2024 Summer Tournament will be donated to each of the three 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 2024 SUMMER TOURNAMENT TEAM
Claire Rimkus

Claire Rimkus (they/them or she/her) is a chemist from central Massachusetts. Claire has constructed for the 2019 Summer Tournament and the 2020 Fall Themeless League, and is so excited to be invited back to Boswords for more crossword fun!

Owen Bergstein

Owen Bergstein (he/him) is a high school student in Boston. His puzzles have appeared in Universal, The Modern, and AVCX, with more coming! When he’s not puzzling, he can probably be found onstage or watching concerning amounts of SNL reruns. He’s honored to be a part of the constructing team this summer!

Steve Mossberg

Boston-area nerd Steve Mossberg (he/him) is honored to make one of your tournament puzzles this year after many happy Sundays at Roxbury Latin as a competitor. A music teacher by day, he is lucky enough to set and edit cryptic crosswords for lots of cool venues by night. Steve loves going on adventures with his family, cooking, birdwatching, and stumbling down a variety of intellectual rabbit holes. He apologizes in advance for any and all wrong letters while solving.

Beth Rubin

Beth Rubin (she/her) is a librarian, crossword constructor, writer, and artist. Her puzzles have appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Universal Crossword, Crosswords Club, Spyscape, Inkubator, and Daily POP. She lives with her wife in Los Angeles and has fond childhood memories of summers in Woodstock, N.Y. where she discovered bright orange salamanders, fireflies, and befriended a parrot named Charlie who she taught how to curse in exchange for sunflower seeds.

Garrett Chalfin

Garrett Chalfin (he/him) just finished his first year at the University of Chicago. He is primarily interested in political theory and the philosophy of metacognition. His puzzles have appeared in the New York Times, the LA Times, Universal and AVCX. While he discovered crossword construction independently, it’s been such a pleasant surprise to find fellow constructors in his immediate surroundings. Andrew Kingsley was his high school English teacher!

Manaal Mohammed

Manaal Mohammed (she/her) is a rising senior studying computer science in Boston who has been making crosswords since 2021. Her puzzles have appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, and The Inkubator. She enjoys solving with friends and family and also loves cycling, cooking, and making collages.

Brad Wilber

Brad Wilber (he/him) is a librarian and a writer originally from central New York. His crossword constructing resume includes many themeless puzzles, both solo and in collaboration. He was the last editor (2014-2020) of the now-discontinued Chronicle of Higher Education crossword. More recently, besides his work at Boswords, he has become part of the testing team at the New York Times.

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John Lieb (he/him) teaches Math and coaches football and baseball at The Roxbury Latin School where he enjoys dressing up for Pi Day. Thank you for solving with us!!

Andrew Kingsley

Andrew Kingsley (he/him) just finished his 5th year of teaching at the Riverdale Country School. He is excited to return to his alma mater, Roxbury Latin, this summer for Boswords!

SCOREBOARDS FROM PREVIOUS EVENTS 
2023 Fall Themeless League Scoreboards
2023 Summer Tournament 
2023 Spring Themeless League Scoreboards
2023 Winter Wondersolve Scoreboard
2022 Fall Themeless League Scoreboards
2022 Summer Tournament 
2022 Spring Themeless League
2022 Winter Wondersolve Scoreboard
2021 Fall Themeless League Scoreboards
2021 Spring Themeless League Scoreboards
2020 Fall Themeless League Scoreboards
SUMMER TOURNAMENT
DIRECTIONS, PARKING, HOTELS

          Event Address:

 The Roxbury Latin School

  101 St. Theresa Avenue

West Roxbury, MA, 02132

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

Public Transportation

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 $15.

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