"I invented a game for a car ride with a friend that's a lot of fun, that I'm proud of," Shortz
Though Fuhrer knew no one at the NYT, he knew one fact of geographic coincidence that he felt might be to his advantage: Will Shortz
lived close to him.
Thanks also to Kent's third best covers band, MEN IN SHORTZ
, who said their performance at our do was the best gig they'd ever done - and the biggest?
Other special speakers included actor Marlo Thomas (filling in for Sarah Ferguson); authors Salman Rushdie and John Grisham; Dave Isay, founder of StoryCorps, a nonprofit oral history project; Will Shortz
, enigmatologist and The New York Times Puzzle Master; and Eppo van Nispen Tot Sevenaer, the innovator behind the DOK Library Concept Center in Delft in the Netherlands who spoke on the future of libraries.
, who has been the crossword puzzle editor for the New York Times since 1993, is one of the guests of the championship.
Copies of a Sudoku collection compiled by New York Times puzzle master Will Shortz
could be seen lying on the cots in some cells.
, the cult-popular crossword editor for the Times (he was featured in the 2006 documentary film "Wordplay" and does the weekly puzzle segment on National Public Radio's "Weekend Edition"), says he has enjoyed Ginsberg's odd imagination in the more than half-dozen puzzles he has published during the past year.
The paper's "Puzzle Master," Will Shortz
, found Stewart a puzzle creator for the occasion.
Creadon's directorial debut, Wordplay, is a documentary film about the New York Tittles crossword editor and National Public Radio personality Will Shortz
. Wordplay became only the fourth documentary ever to be awarded the "Golden Tomato" from Rottentomatoes.com for "Best Reviewed Documentary of the Year." Previous winners of this award were Spellbound, Supersize Me, and March of the Penguins.
Turns out that while crossword legend Will Shortz
gets the credit as the editor (in big type) the crossword puzzle's creators appear in small type over to the right; got to look carefully.
* 30--Arkansas Puzzle Day with New York Times Crossword Editor Will Shortz
With Will Shortz
, Ken Burns, Bill Clinton, Bob Dole, the Indigo Girls, Merl Reagle, Jon Stewart, Mike Mussina, and Daniel Okrent.