One of our very own, Professor Scott Weiss, attempted a multi-layered crossword puzzle competition for the Alzheimer's Foundation of America. He won the grand prize of $2,500 by completing this crossword puzzle in just 55 minutes! This foundation is very near and dear to his heart because his grandmother suffered from dementia. It wasn't about the prize money for him; it was about being able to support this worthy cause. He started enjoying crossword puzzles in elementary school through the influence of his grandparents and still does about 12 crossword puzzles a week.
Professor Weiss plans to enter this same contest again, but will have to compete in the pro division because of his winnings.