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Cruciverbalists Do It Across and Down

Stand back! It's another newsletter from A Way with Words. This past weekend on A Way with Words we talked about crossword puzzles. This coming weekend superstar solvers from across the continent will gather in Brooklyn, New York, to test their...

American Crossword Puzzle Tournament

Sharpen those pencils! Martha and Grant are doing crossword puzzles on the air again, preparing for their appearance with NPR Puzzlemaster Will Shortz at the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament in New York City. This is part of a complete episode.

Crossed Words Puzzle

In honor of the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, Quiz Guy John Chaneski presents a puzzle about—what else?—crossed words. He has invited listeners to submit their own single crossers to quizguys@waywordradio.org. A single crosser is two related...

Clue: Pecking Order

Martha has a crossword clue for Grant: “pecking order?”. Six letters, two words, and the last letter is “e.” Got it? This is part of a complete episode.

Podcast Bonus! The New Word Open Mic

In June, Grant attended the biennial meeting of the Dictionary Society of North America. One of the highlights was the New Word Open Mic where anybody was invited to step up to the microphone and submit a new word they had coined or found. Grant was...

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