Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Roz Chast and the 34th Annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament

Above: an early (if not THE earliest) Roz Chast cartoon, copyright The New Yorker.

Brooklyn, NY - Roughly a thousand crossword puzzle fans flocked to the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott this past weekend for the 34th-annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, hosted by New York Times puzzle master Will Shortz. - via Mary Frost for The Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

I wish there was video of this:

New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast entertained with a speech composed almost entirely of crossword puzzle words, including “egret,” “emu” and “aerie.”
EDIT: Oh my. I found it in no time:

1 comment:

tcg said...

But Roz, where is "Klakk" ? [IIFC, Roz's first NY'er cartoon, "Jimmy's Little World," featured a weird toy called "Klakk."