About

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Welcome to Respectable Tournament Times!

We’re Angela Li and Will Brown – two college friends who bonded over a shared love of crosswords.  We want to document our quest to post, in a paraphrase of a New York Times Crossword caption about Bill Clinton’s crosswording abilities, “respectable tournament times.”  

We started doing NY Times crosswords together during college, back when we got free subscriptions to the paper. When we graduated, we decided to start a blog to keep in touch (and to keep our crossword skills sharp!). We have grand ambitions of having respectable times at a certified crossword tournament.