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Palindromist from Portland wins prize

If you’re a word geek, you probably already know all about the World Palindrome Championships, whose inaugural event was held a couple of weeks ago in Brooklyn.

Held as part of the larger American Crossword Tournament, the Championships featured six expert palindromists facing off against each other to see who would be crowned the best. It turned out to be Mark Saltveit, a freelance writer who had spent weeks preparing for the challenge. His winning palindrome?

“Devil Kay fixes trapeze part; sex if yak lived.” 

Saltveit’s prize was $500, and after the competition he joked “I’ll probably quit my day job and go full-time on the professional palindrome money-winning circuit.”

(Source: Oregon Live)