Comments: w00t!

I was psyched to see you do so well. Congratulations.

Next year, you & me & ... someone? :)

Posted by Kath at March 25, 2007 08:41 PM

Dude, kick ass! Congratulations on the good showing.

Posted by Janice in GA at March 25, 2007 09:02 PM


Posted by Rhu/nmHz at March 25, 2007 09:21 PM

Anyone looking for a Franciscentric set of pictures of the tournament would do well to take a gander at my flickr ACPT photoset.

Congratulations, you sexy rock star.

Posted by Lorinne at March 25, 2007 09:25 PM

Niiiiiice!!! Congrats! Thanks for entertaining us with the play-by-play. I totally wanna be a Francis groupie next year in bklyn. Perhaps we can assemble a group of brooklynites dressed in Rooster ties, with Pentel Quicker Clickers in our shirt pockets...

Posted by Cindy at March 25, 2007 09:25 PM

"Secesh" was obsolete by the end of the 19th century. Just how old is this guy? ("Newman!")

Posted by Doug Orleans at March 25, 2007 09:39 PM


Playing online, I picked up on puzzle 5's theme almost instantly as well, by happening to jump to the bit about "what material needs to undergo, as suggested by the title" in the middle of the grid. That's my "pride puzzle", as I'm still hanging on to an online tie for first in finishing it.

(And eighth (so far) online overall! Yeah, I'm over here with my own little victory.)

Posted by Robert Hutchinson at March 26, 2007 12:27 AM

... waitaminute ... I'm tied for first on puzzle SIX. Huh.

Okay, I need to go to bed.

Posted by Robert Hutchinson at March 26, 2007 12:32 AM


By the way, sat next to a random stranger working on a Snakes on a Sudoku on the bus the other day.

Posted by John at March 26, 2007 12:55 AM

You put [spoiler deleted] in a crossword.

Francis is my hero, everybody.

Posted by The Dan at March 26, 2007 01:15 AM

Congratulations! Thanks for the exciting recap. The sex change one really tickles my fancy. That REB/BEVEL combo in the finals sounds ridiculously cruel, though.

Posted by neural at March 26, 2007 02:02 AM

That's awesome, Francis. Wish I coulda seen it.


Posted by jim hanas at March 26, 2007 06:21 AM

i saw you in the top three -- go you! erin's stunt dress certainly had something to do with ... well, maybe not. but it's cool regardless.

Posted by sdn at March 26, 2007 08:45 AM

CONGRATULATIONS! (And those Pentel execs would be fools not to go with your ad slogan.)

Posted by Debby at March 26, 2007 09:33 AM

When I saw that puzzle, I immediately thought of you. At some NPL event,I remember telling someone that if you had a sex change operation you'd have to change your nom to Lunch Box.

Posted by voks at March 26, 2007 09:55 AM

Yes, dewd. You did rock.

Posted by dogfaceboy at March 26, 2007 10:24 AM

Wow, this is so great! Thanks for the detailed recap -- it's really fun to read. If I didn't already have a big net.crush on you, I would, now :)

Posted by CC at March 26, 2007 01:32 PM

Congrats! And while I'm not much of an American-style crossword solver, I'm pretty sure Stan isn't in line for Most Beloved anything.

Posted by Rubrick at March 26, 2007 03:29 PM

Woohooooo! Congratulations and well done... and thanks for the write up. Ennirol's photos brought the whole thing to life... you were definitely the best dressed of the tourney!

Posted by gotcha at March 26, 2007 03:37 PM

I've so enjoyed reading details from ACPT -- and from so many perspectives. Our local paper (in Grand Junction, Colorado) had a photo of the three of you looking over the finished puzzle.

Congratulations on a job well done. I plan to be in Brooklyn next year for my first ACPT and will look you up then ; )

Posted by Linda G at March 27, 2007 07:42 PM
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