How a Crossword Puzzle is Made: Behind the Scenes with The New York Times

If you still subscribe to old-fashioned print newspapers, chances are it’s because you like doing crossword puzzles and putting pen(cil) to paper. If you fall into this camp, we give you this: Will Shortz, the crossword puzzle editor for The New York Times (and the only known person to hold a college degree in enigmatology) presenting a quick, behind-the-scenes look at how the NYT puzzle gets made. Off we go.



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  1. TJ says . . . | November 17, 2012 / 11:52 am


  2. Jane Goldschlager says . . . | November 18, 2012 / 8:15 am

    I’d hoped for a more technical peek into what comes first, word banks and the people who contribute. Guess we’ll have to wait for the prequel.

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