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Wordplay (6-Apr-2006)

Director: Patrick Creadon

Writers: Patrick Creadon; Christine O'Malley

Keywords: Documentary, Puzzles

Insightful documentary about Will Shortz and the New York Times crossword puzzle. We meet some of the puzzle makers, a number of celebrity crossword solvers, and the community centered around the annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament (held in Stamford, Connecticut until 2008). Zolaesque?

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ken Burns
Film Director
29-Jul-1953   Documentary filmmaker
Bill Clinton
Head of State
19-Aug-1946   42nd US President, 1993-2001
Bob Dole
Politician
22-Jul-1923   US Senator from Kansas, 1969-96
Mike Mussina
Baseball
8-Dec-1968   Pitcher, New York Yankees
Daniel Okrent
Author
2-Apr-1948   Former public editor, New York Times
Amy Ray
Singer/Songwriter
12-Apr-1964   The Indigo Girls
Emily Saliers
Musician
22-Jul-1963   The Indigo Girls
Will Shortz
Editor
26-Aug-1952   Crossword editor, New York Times
Jon Stewart
Comic
28-Nov-1962   Anchor of The Daily Show

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