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An Evening with NY Times Crossword Editor Will Shortz

Date: 09/12/2013

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Ted Mann Concert Hall

Cost: $30 general public; $25 Friends of the Libraries, Alumni; $5 U of M students


Puzzle master Will Shortz will discuss his favorite crosswords, how crosswords are created, the history of crosswords, and his lifelong passion for puzzles in general on Sept. 12, 7 p.m., at Ted Mann Concert Hall on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota campus.

In “An Evening with the Puzzle Master,” Shortz will also answer questions about puzzles and conduct audience-participation word games in an informative, fun, and brain-stimulating program. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries.

Shortz has been the puzzle master for National Public Radio's “Weekend Edition Sunday” since 1987. He’s also been the crossword editor of The New York Times since 1993. In fact, Shortz is the world’s only academically accredited puzzle master. He designed his own major program at Indiana University, which in 1974 led to his one-of-a-kind degree in Enigmatology, the study of puzzles.



  • Name: Lanaya Stangret
  • E-mail: stangret@umn.edu
  • Sponsored by: University Libraries

More information: http://www.continuum.umn.edu/event/an-evening-with-the-puzzlemaster/

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Lanaya Stangret, University Libraries, stangret@umn.edu.

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