Tyler Hinman, RPI graduate and national crossword champion, is back on top
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute graduate Tyler Hinman won the US crossword puzzle tournament for the seventh time last week, but don’t call it a comeback, he says.
The Connecticut native has been solving New York Times puzzles since he was a teenager and has been competing nationally every year since 2003. He first made headlines in 2005 when, at the age of 20, he became the youngest to win the national competition. crossword contest. The following year, 2006, the computer science major won again. And he kept winning until the end of the decade.