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.
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.