Having just watched the movie Wordplay my best friend (who is also a fencer) and I had the same thought. The people who seriously do crossword puzzles are a lot like fencers
And as they were interviewing the people who attended tha nnual crossword tournament and the atmosphere around it it seemed a lot like a summer nationals type thing, except people were competing over crossword puzzle's instead of fencing.
Any other people think this? or are my friend and I completely off of our rockers (def possible )