Crossword Puzzle


Word Up: Youth Fills in the Blanks as Crosswords Turn 100

Friday, December 20, 2013

Crosswords are a hundred years young as a new generation of constructors adds LOL and more.


Gabfest Radio

The Puzzling Will Shortz Edition

Friday, December 06, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss whether the botched rollout of Obamacare will destroy progressivism and whether Congress is likely to raise the federal minimum wage.


Mad About Music

Will Shortz, Maestro of the Crossword Puzzle

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Will Shortz, The New York Times crossword puzzle editor and puzzle master for NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday, reveals the unique role music plays in his puzzles.

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The Takeaway

Computer Program "Dr. Fill" Competes in the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament

Monday, March 19, 2012

The American Crossword Puzzle Tournament held its annual puzzle-solving contest over the weekend, where decades-old rivalries are fought through pencil and grid. This year, the tournament had a new and potentially controversial unofficial entrant: a computer program called Dr. Fill.