Join Sharp Again Naturally For a Crossword Puzzle Challenge

08 Apr Join Sharp Again Naturally For a Crossword Puzzle Challenge

Join Sharp Again Naturally

for a fundraising event for

puzzlers of all levels!

Crossword puzzles are recommended by Sharp Again Naturally (SAN) as a fun way to challenge our brains and stay sharp as we age! During this four-week competition, puzzle solvers will tackle original puzzles by New York Times puzzle designers – created especially for this event.


How It Works:

  • Each Monday beginning April 5, SAN will release one new 15 x 15 puzzle (four in total).
  • Once you register, SAN will email the puzzles to you on or after the release date(s) below.
  • Every puzzle contains a metapuzzle: circled letters that need to be unscrambled to reveal a word relating to a way to keep the brain healthy.
  • Solve the metapuzzle word and email it, IN THE SUBJECT LINE, by the deadline below to to be entered into their weekly prize drawing.
  • Those successfully solving the metapuzzle for all four weeks will be entered into the Grand Prize drawing.

Puzzle/Drawing Schedule:

Weekly Puzzle Release Date Solve By 5pm ET Drawing Date
1 April 5 April 11 April 12
2 April 12 April 18 April 19
3 April 19 April 25 April 26
4 April 26 May 2 May 3
Grand Prize     May 4


How to Register:

  • Play any one puzzle for a $25 donation, or play all four for $75. 100% of your donation goes towards SAN’s mission to preserve brain health and help everyone live life with a sharp mind.
  • You can join any time during the week’s competition and solve the metapuzzle by Sunday at 5:00pm ET in order to be eligible for that week’s drawing.
  • Anyone joining after the competition has begun can still be eligible to enter the Grand Prize drawing, but will not be eligible for the previous weeks’ prizes.
Weekly Prizes
  • One annual subscription to New York Times Games, donated by the New York Times ($39.95 value)
  • Sharp Again Naturally Memory Mug
  • A book of crossword puzzles by Will Shortz
Grand Prizes
  • iPad ($400 value) donated by Steps Home Care
  • Sharp Again Naturally Memory Mug
  • A collection of crossword puzzle books by Will Shortz


Email us at admin@sharpagain.