The second annual Indie 500 Crossword Tournament will be held on Saturday, June 4 2016 on the campus of George Washington University in our nation’s capital. The tournament organizers, as they did last year, have issued a contest to find a constructor for one of the tournament puzzle slots. The deadline for entries is January 15. Details on the tournament can be found here and details on the constructor contest are here.
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Eric Berlin has launched a new Kickstarter campaign called Puzzle Your Kids. Eric is constructing kid-friendly pencil puzzles that will be distributed to the project’s supporters throughout 2016. High-level pledge rewards include Winston Breen novels, a “Trail and Error” jigsaw puzzle, and a game show in your own home! If you know some young ones who would enjoy fun and expertly crafted puzzles you should absolutely visit the Kickstarter page and make a pledge!