The Word Magician

A seven-time American crossword champion opens up about his passion for wordplay

Jon Delfin, 64, a Manhattan-based musician shared his love for crosswords with NYCityLens in the 42nd annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament in Stamford, CT. Since 1987, he has participated in 33 tournaments and won seven of them. Even though he is no longer the best solver in the country, the unique subculture of crossword devotees keeps bringing him back to the national crossword competition every year.


One Response to "The Word Magician"

  1. Don Christensen  May 16, 2019 at 8:51 am

    Awesome job on the video, Wufei….this is an important message delivered in a very engaging context.

    Jon Delfin is a treasure in multiple circles, and his story deserves to be told over and over.

    Happy to have made a small contribution in its production.


    Don Christensen


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