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How To Celebrate National Puzzle Day

How to celebrate National Puzzle Day?

Puzzles could very well be the American obsession. You can find crossword puzzles in every newspaper. The New York Times Sunday crossword puzzle is legendary.

People who love working puzzles love to celebrate this day. There is no evidence of how this day began or who started it.

Celebrate National Puzzle Day: You can chose from crossword puzzles, number puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, word search, brain-teasers, etc.

Challenge co-workers to complete the New York Time Daily crossword puzzle.

Buy a jigsaw puzzle, at least a 1,000 piece, and challenge your family to finish it be a certain time.

Have a family game night and play Scrabble.

As a “Random Act of Kindness (RAOK) donate your gently used jigsaw puzzles to local hospitals or local shelters.

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American Crossword Puzzle Weekend

The American Crossword Puzzle Tournament is held annually. The 35th event will be held March 16-18, 2012 at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn, New York.

The tournament was founded by Will Shortz in 1978, who still directs the tournament today. He is a creator of crossword puzzles and is currently the New York Times crossword puzzle editor.

There are eight original crosswords created and edited especially for this tournament. Scoring is based on speed and accuracy, with prizes awarded in more than 20 categories, including a $5,000 grand prize.

Read more on the history of crossword puzzle and try to solve the first known crossword puzzle ever published

They say as you age you should keep your mind sharp. One way is to solve crossword puzzles. Will Shortz has penned a few crossword puzzles books in his day. I believe this would be a good one to start with The New York Times Wild Crosswords: 150 Medium-Level Puzzles (New York Times Crossword Puzzles)
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