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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