Thursday, June 22, 2006

Crossword puzzle fans get their own movie

Crossword puzzle fans get their own movie

It should be titled, "Will Shortz, King of the Crosswords". Will Shortz, crossword puzzle editor of The New York Times, is the topic of "Wordplay", a movie opening nationally on Friday. Will Shortz is famous not only as the editor, but as a Sunday morning radio host. Most recently, he's drawn lots of attention with his Soduko and other puzzle books. That guy gets more front cover shelf space than those on the Oprah book club list.

I'm looking forward to checking this movie out. Since I understood what a crossword is, I've been a fan. Though I'm no expert, I have on rare occassions worked my way through a NY Times crossword. More often than not though, you'll find me picking up yet another worn crossword book, with only the hardest puzzles left in the back.

Again, the movie is "Wordplay", a documentary built around Will. So if you care about crosswords, or just fun with language, go give this a look-see.


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