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Synopsis Edit

Lollapuzzoola is the greatest crossword tournament ever held on a Saturday in August. It has its own Wikipedia page, which contains more specific details and information.

History Edit

It was originally founded by Brian Cimmet and Ryan Hecht in 2008, and much of the early subject matter of Fill Me In chronicled and/or paralleled their work on Lollapuzzoola. Even though Ryan is no longer involved with Lollapuzzoola, it remains a frequent topic on Fill Me In.

Num Title Date Location Venue Constructors
1 Lollapuzzoola 8/23/2008 Jackson Heights, Queens, NY Community United Methodist Church Brian Cimmet (1), Dan Feyer (2), Mike Nothnagel (3), Doug Peterson (4), Barry C. Silk (5), Ashish Vengsarkar (6)
2 Son of Puzzoola 8/22/2009 Jackson Heights, Queens, NY Community United Methodist Church Todd McClary (1), Brian Cimmet (2), Peter Gordon (3), Brendan Emmett Quigley (4), Doug Peterson (5), Mike Nothnagel (finals)
3 The Great Pickle Giveaway 8/14/2010 Jackson Heights, Queens, NY Community United Methodist Church Deb Amlen (1), Mike Nothnagel (2), Joe Krozel (3), Tyler Hinman (4), Neville Fogarty (5), Doug Peterson (finals)
4 Crosswords Take Manhattan 8/6/2011 Manhattan, NY Unitarian Church of All Souls Andrea Carla Michaels (1), Patrick Blindauer and Tony Orbach (2), Doug Peterson (3), Mike Nothnagel (4), Elizabeth C. Gorski (5), Byron Walden (finals)
5 Amanda Goes Express 8/4/2012 Manhattan, NY Unitarian Church of All Souls Tony Orbach and Patrick Blindauer (1), Mike Nothnagel (2), Elizabeth C. Gorski (3), Matt Gaffney (4), Doug Peterson (5), Karen M. Tracey (finals)
6 Words, Nerds and Birds (NO BIRDS) 8/10/2013 Manhattan, NY Unitarian Church of All Souls Aimee Lucido and Zoe Wheeler (1), Mike Nothnagel (2), Patrick Blindauer and Tony Orbach (3), Kevin G. Der (4), Doug Peterson (5), joon pahk (finals)
7 It Ain't Over 'til It's Over 8/9/2014 Manhattan, NY Unitarian Church of All Souls Cathy Allis (1), Mike Nothnagel (2), Tony Orbach (3), Patrick Blindauer (4), Doug Peterson (5), Patrick Berry (finals)
8 LOLLAPUZZOCOHO! 8/8/2015 Manhattan, NY Unitarian Church of All Souls Patrick Blindauer (1), Anna Shechtman (2), Mike Nothnagel (3), joon pahk (4), Doug Peterson (5), Kevin G. Der (finals)
9 It's Hip to Be Squared 8/13/2016 Manhattan, NY Unitarian Church of All Souls Mike Nothnagel (1), Patrick Blindauer (2), Doug Peterson (3), Evan Birnholz (4), Francis Heaney (5), Sam Donaldson (finals)
10 Passing the Torch August 19, 2017 Manhattan, NY Unitarian Church of All Souls Paolo Pasco (1), C.C. Burnikel (2), Erik Agard (3), Francis Heaney (4), joon pahk (5), Mike Nothnagel and Doug Peterson (finals)
11 Back to School 8/18/2018 Manhattan, NY Riverside Church Aimee Lucido (1), Erik Agard and Yacob Yonas (2), Patti Varol (3), Jeff Chen (4), Paolo Pasco (5), Mike Nothnagel and Doug Peterson (finals)
12 Be a Part of the Future 8/17/2019 Manhattan, NY Riverside Church C.C. Burnikel, Maddie Gillespie, Mike Nothnagel, Paolo Pasco, Doug Peterson, Robyn Weintraub, Stella Zawistowski

Champions Edit

Num Year Express Division Local Division Pairs Division Rookie of the Year At Home Division
1 2008 Howard Barkin NA NA NA NA
2 2009 Dan Feyer Will Irving NA Matthew Matera NA
3 2010 Jeffrey Harris Jeffrey Dubner Amy Goldstein & Evan O'Donnell Dave Dickerson NA
4 2011
5 2012
6 2013
7 2014
8 2015
9 2016
10 2017
11 2018
12 2019
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