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Crossword Champ

Posted March 19, 2008

Tyler Hinman is the four-time champion of the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament.  Click here to see the master at work.  This video shows the 23-year-old man completing a New York Times Monday crossword puzzle in less than 2 minutes and 30 seconds.

A lot of the comments question the veracity of the video.  Hinman addressed that on his blog at

I am featured on YouTube. Thanks to my friend Chris Barrett for making this happen. And yes, the comments are every bit as eloquent, witty, and erudite as we have come to expect from a YouTube thread.

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  • bcnc Mar 19, 2008

    Go Tyler! It takes an hour for my wife and I to do the N/O puzzle and we work together.

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