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Will Shortz
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    (August 26, 1952- )
    Born in Crawfordsville, Indiana
    Crossword puzzle editor for the New York Times (1993- )
    Author or editor of over 100 books of puzzles
    Featured in the documentary 'Wordplay' (2006)
    He was allowed to create his own major in college, becoming the first (and probably only) person to receive a degree in enigmatology (the study of puzzles).
    He earned a law degree but skipped taking the bar exam.
    He wrote the Riddler's riddles in 'Batman Forever.'
    He created a customized crossword thatJon Stewart used to propose to his wife.
    Fans of his crosswords include Ken Burns, Mike Mussina and Bill Clinton.
    He coached the US team to three titles in the World Puzzle Championship (1995,96,98).
    He said, 'The perfect puzzle is one that stretches you to the limit, the one that you look at and think 'I can't do this,' but then you do and that's what gives you the great feeling of satisfaction.'

Credit: C. Fishel


    In 2018, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 4 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 7 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 15 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 11 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 9 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 13 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 17 Votes: 82.35% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 23 Votes: 47.83% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 20 Votes: 55.00% Annoying
 
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