Co-founder Brian Cimmet is now accepting names for a waiting list, in case anyone backs out some time prior to the Crossword tournament’s beginning. If interested, email Cimmet to get your name added. Tournament officials will get in contact with those who sign up if seats become available in a first come, first serve order.
All hope isn’t lost for those still wishing to get in on the action, Lollapuzzoola still offers an At-Home Division. Participants get all of the same Crosswords used in the live event delivered to them via email the day following the tournament, and given seven days to complete their solves. Entry for the division runs $15.
Lollapuzzoola is run by puzzle designer Patrick Blindauer and Cimmet. The Crossword tournament was founded by Ryan Hecht and Cimmet in 2008 and has grown to be the second largest in the U.S.