Saturday, May, 17, 2008

Tyler Hinman is My Hero

Filed under: films, my stuff — mete23 @ 8:08 am

After watching Wordplay, I have a slight obsession with constructing and solving crossword puzzles. Although it is a documentary, Jon Stewart is featured in here along with some big heads like Bill Clinton and Mike Mussina, who are entertaining to watch. I really enjoyed it, haha. There is so much genius-ness involved in constructing the puzzles.

Every year at the Stamford Mariott hotel, Will Shortz, the editor of the N.Y. Times Crosswords, hosts an American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. Tyler Hinman, who is only 24, won his first tournament when he was still in RPI. He was the youngest guy to ever win and he is still winning. I think this year was his fifth in a row. Amazing. (Actually, this year’s tournament was held in Brooklyn, NY. I guess they changed the location)

Here is a video of him solving a Monday N.Y. Times Crossword in under 2 minutes and 30 seconds.

I highly recommend this informative documentary. I only wish I saw it at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival., where it was featured.



  1. two words.



    Comment by zigaboo — Saturday, May, 17, 2008 @ 10:26 am

  2. RE: zigaboo
    “zer” isn’t a word 😛 actually…”lou” isn’t a word either. actually, that makes me sound like a win-ner!

    Comment by mete23 — Saturday, May, 17, 2008 @ 10:54 am

  3. Oh, I was watching a TV show the other day where contestants solve a HUGE crossword puzzle. It was insane!

    Comment by Tiffany — Monday, May, 19, 2008 @ 11:54 am

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