Winter Wondersolve Info Below

SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2:00 - 5:00 PM EASTERN

Registration is now open below! 

Scroll down to see our constructors and get past puzzles

Check out the video above for info about the Winter Wondersolve.

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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Winter Wondersolve (WW) Registration
& Puzzle Packet Purchasing

REGISTRATION FOR THE WINTER WONDERSOLVE OPENS ON JANUARY 2ND

The puzzles from the 2020 Fall Themeless League, as well as those from 

our 2017-2020 summer tournaments, are available for purchase below.

STUDENT & DISCOUNT

$5

INDIVIDUAL

ADULT

$20

PAIRS

$20

$10

2021 WW

PUZZLE PACKET

If you are unable to pay the full $20 to compete in the Winter Wondersolve, there is a $5 discount rate that you are welcome to pay instead. If you are unable to pay, please contact us at boswordstournament@gmail.com and we'll register you. 

The Winter Wondersolve Puzzle Packet will be emailed to solvers on Monday, February 1, 2021.

Winter Wondersolvers Count

GIVING BACK

A percentage of the proceeds from the 2021 Boswords Winter Wondersolve will be donated to each of the three 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 WINTER WONDERSOLVE TEAM
Sophia Maymudes

Sophia Maymudes is a Seattle-based software engineer. She writes a monthly Cape Cod-centric crossword for the Provincetown Independent. Outside of puzzles, she loves Boggle, the Seattle Sounders, and convincing people to watch “Crazy-Ex Girlfriend."

joon pahk

Joon Pahk is a stay-at-home dad and puzzlemaker from Somerville, Massachusetts. He constructs weekly Rows Gardens and other variety puzzles for his own site, Outside the Box Puzzles. He has also constructed standard crosswords for several previous incarnations of Boswords, and is looking forward to some day attending crossword tournaments in person again!

Jessie Bullock

Jessie Bullock is a PhD candidate in Political Science at Harvard, researching organized crime and corruption in Latin America. New to the crossword construction scene, she has especially enjoyed hiding hobbies or places that have a special meaning to her in her grids. As a lifelong dancer, she was thrilled that she was able to include "ballet' in her debut puzzle for the New York Times, an homage to women in academia.

Ross Trudeau

Ross Trudeau is a writer and digital media producer for an education non-profit in Boston, MA. His hobbies include roughhousing with his bad cat Ruby, bouldering, and workshopping bits around the house with his partner, Jessie. He is the (semi-) official crossword constructor for U.S.A. soccer, and writes a weekly puzzle for his personal crossword site, Rossword Puzzles.

Brendan Emmett Quigley

Brendan Emmett Quigley has been writing puzzles since 1996, appearing regularly in every major market, several independent ones, and the occasional crossword tournament. He started this beard before COVID, and he's been baking sourdough for five years, now, so take that, you bunch of followers.

Brad Wilber

Brad Wilber 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 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 is currently in his second year of teaching English at the Riverdale Country School in the Bronx. When not teaching, he's likely reading, cooking, or watching something on the Criterion Channel.

FALL & SPRING THEMELESS LEAGUES INFO

The above link is for solvers who have registered for the fall themeless league.

Fall Themeless League Scoreboards

Weeks 1-8 FINAL Standings are available below

There is a Championship standings tab in the standings for each level

DIRECTIONS AND PARKING
(not for 2020's league!)

          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