This weekend I will compete in my fifth American Crossword Puzzle Tournament in Brooklyn.
Last year I finally made it into the top 200 -- No. 195, to be precise. I'll be hoping to score even higher this time.
One new wrinkle this year: Not to be outdone by "Jeopardy," which last year placed a supercomputer named Watson against two of its top champions, ACPT will place a computer program named Dr. Fill in competition with its contestants.
As if I my 600 or so human opponents won't be enough to contend with....
As in previous years, I'll be reporting on my adventures after I return, and I hope you will stay tuned.