Will Shortz, NYT's Crossword King
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 538 , Segment 1
Episode: Will Shortz Crossword King, Film Scoring, Born in China
- Apr 24, 2017 11:00 pm
- 16:16 mins
Guest: Will Shortz, Editor of the New York Times Crossword, Puzzle Master for NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday The most prestigious of crossword puzzles – the New York Times crossword - turns 75 this year. It became a regular feature of the paper in 1942 after some debate over whether such frivolity was appropriate when America was at war. An editorial in the New York Times had called the puzzles a “sinful waste” of time. Can you imagine the parents today being upset to see their child solving a crossword? Now, if you spent any time over the weekend on the notoriously difficult Saturday puzzle, you can thank Will Shortz. We discover how a good crossword puzzle is made. And solved.