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I feel bad that I have usurped him,S. is he confident that hes the best "Yeah I would say so" he says "Its not by a large enough margin that Im untouchable or anything" Shortz doesnt sound so sure "Its possible" he says of Feyer losing the bowl back to Hinman who finished two minutes after the champion this year The yearly championship is conducted over two days with competitors completing six puzzles in quiet ballroom sessions on Saturday earning points and quicker times for correct answers while losing points for every mis-lettered square On Sunday all the contestants complete a seventh puzzle before it winnows to three finalists who compete the last round on stage After making it to the finals and coming in second three of the last four years Hinman doesnt sound so optimistic about his future chances "There is that air of invincibility after a while" he says Unlike Feyer who has finished in the fastest time for each of his wins some of Hinmans wins have come when faster solvers made mistakes and he didnt which is a bit like getting the gold medal after the first person to cross the finish line gets disqualified Donald Christensen / Courtesy of the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament Shortz calls the two "polite competitors" and emphasizes that the mood at the tournament as well as among puzzlers in general is congenial Each year crossword-lovers congregate and debate over whether its really better to be a "pen guy" rather than a "pencil guy" They discuss the benefits of using mechanical pencils with 7 mm lead versus 9 mm lead ("Some people like 5 but I dont care to engage those people" Hinman jokes) And they talk training regimens: Hinman has been doing a few puzzles a day Feyer has been doing up to ten Some regulars on the circuit have told Shortz theyre solving 50 For puzzle newcomers Shortz has suggestions: look for fill-in-the-blank clues which are usually more straightforward; pursue consonants rather than vowels; and if you get stuck put the puzzle down and come back later (Those who want to try to puzzles from this years competition can purchase them here) Good players he says are good spellers and fast reactors who know a little bit about everything Shortz doesnt have any advice for players like Hinman or Feyer though who he says have surpassed his solving ability who can summon esoteric trivia in a moment and shuffle through permutations of a phrases meaning like a Rolodex "Its just mind-boggling" Shortz says Feyer has already announced that he will retire if he gets eight consecutive wins which would make him the winningest champion ever Hinman meanwhile will be summoning the courage to try to break that streak "There was an air of hell be back" Hinman says of his fourth-place finish in 2010 "And I sort of have been back I just havent been winning And thats what I need to combat I need to cultivate my ability on those hard puzzles and my belief that I can win because right now honestly I dont have that" If Hinman doesnt get it back there is always the consolation prize "I dont think anyone" he says "has ever been able to lay a better claim to the title of Americas second-best crossword solver" This is an edition of Wednesday Words a weekly feature on language For the previous post click here Write to Katy Steinmetz at [email protected] college students who were chastised by their commencement speaker Sunday for pressuring another speaker to withdraw from the event said Monday they were dismayed to get attacked at their own graduation ceremony “One of my professors called it an ‘ambush’ one of them apologized that the college allowed that” said Michael Rushmore one of the Haverford College students who organized the protest against former University of California Berkeley Chairman Robert Birgeneau The protest which called for Birgeneau to go further than before in taking responsibility for the use of force in a 2011 clash between campus police and Occupy protestors ultimately led him to cancel his appearance At commencement on Sunday Former Princeton University President William Bowens called the students “arrogant” and “immature” for objecting to Birgeneau’s speech Rushmore said he still got a kick out of Bowen’s speech: “I was just laughing … I thought it was too funny" In their initial letter to Birgeneau students said they were “deeply disturbed” by the 2011 altercation in which campus police used force against nonviolent protesters They called for Birgeneau to cancel his speech unless he publicly admitted responsibility for the police brutality supported reparations for victims and pledged to lead efforts to ensure universities respect protester rights Birgeneau replied in a letter to the students that he “never and never will” respond to a list of demands and said he would not respond to “untruthful violent verbal attacks” He backed out of the speech and Bowen used the altercation to chastise the students "I am disappointed that those who wanted to criticize Birgeneaus handling of events at Berkeley chose to send him such an intemperate list of demands" Bowen said Sunday Rushmore seemed to take some pride that the protest was publicly acknowledged in Bowen’s speech “Most people can’t remember their commencement speech but I got quoted in mine” Rushmore said Referring to other controversies that have led to the withdrawal of commencement speakers this year Rushmore added: “All the commencement speakers who have withdrawn have said they didnt want to disrupt commencement But thats exactly what Bowen did He called me and my friends arrogant and immature at our commencement speech” Other students pointed out that Bowen attacked them in a venue where they could not respond “This man decided to shame us at our own Commencement at a moment when out of respect for our professors our family our other peers we wont do anything to shame him back” said Taha Ahsin another protestor who has written about the debate in the student newspaper The Clerk “Thats absolutely unfair We wont boo this man offstage We want to honor the Commencement for everyone else” Twenty-two faculty members (about 20% of the tenured faculty) sent the Class of 2014 a note after the speech congratulating students on their graduation and condemning Bowen’s comments saying his “condescending speech marred an otherwise celebratory occasion “We hereby affirm our great admiration for the students who protested the Colleges decision to honor Birgeneau particularly those who spoke so eloquently at the open meeting called by President Dan Weiss” the faculty wrote “To those in the Class of 2014 we say we are proud to call you graduates of Haverford College” Write to Charlotte Alter at [email protected] and particularly liked the character Alexander Minion (played by Tony Shalhoub)" C Most of those funds paid for media buys for campaign advertisements and promotions He said besides Since your faster heartbeat is all part of your body’s way of keeping you cool Eat natural foodsmoneygave its 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