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10 puzzles by Howard Barkin
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Howard Barkin
Mon 12/16/2019
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Fri 4/12/2019
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Mon 2/11/2019
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Thu 11/23/2017
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Sat 4/1/2017
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Sun 4/17/2016EXPANDED WORLDVIEW
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RING ANNOUNCER notes:

IN THE RED CORNER: the new American Crossword Puzzle Tournament Champion, Howard Barkin! After recently pulling a stunning upset of the six-time defending champion, Dan Feyer, he's accepted our challenge: to go head to head, mano a mano, against a competitor looking to fry his neurons, to jolt his synapses, to short-circuit his wiring.

The fearsome challenger sits IN THE BLUE CORNER, epic electric energy emitting in a bluster of boastful braggadocio. It's Dr. Fill, the crossword solving computer, birthed by Matt Ginsberg. Not only has the good doctor challenged the reigning champion of the world ... but he's challenged him on A PUZZLE HOWARD HIMSELF WROTE. Talk about throwing down the gauntlet!

The competitors face off, and the bell rings! Howard is off like a shot, quickly filling in the northwest corner, aided by his knowledge of the first theme answer. He heads into the next section ... and the Doctor is done. The final results: Dr. Fill: no wrong letters, finishing well under a minute, even with time alloted to check his answers. Howard: Ah. Huh.

Well, Howard is a better conversationalist. So there.

Mon 1/11/2016
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Wed 7/23/2014
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