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Wordplay (Word Play) (2006)

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Will Shortz Will Shortz
Merl Reagle Merl Reagle
Jon Stewart Jon Stewart
Ken Burns Ken Burns
Amy Ray Amy Ray
Emily Saliers Emily Saliers
Daniel Okrent Daniel Okrent
Bob Dole Bob Dole

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Description: Using NPR puzzlemaster and New York Times puzzle editor Will Shortz as a focal personality, this documentary is all about crosswords, those who make them and those who complete them—in well under five minutes, every week and at an annual competition held in Connecticut since 1975. Kids should enjoy the story of how Shortz, at a young age, determined to spend his life with puzzles and created his own college major—enigmatology—to prepare himself for his chosen vocation. Others will be amused by the longstanding rule of etiquette that prevents anything remotely scatological from being used in a crossword, a state of affairs ... (more)
Release date: 21 July 2006
Tags: Documentary (7), 2006 (3), Competition (3), Crosswords (3), 2000s (2), Puzzle (1), Crossword (1), 94 Min (1), Cross Words (1)
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