Sep 15 - Sep 17, 2006
Directed by Patrick Creadon
Rated PG, 85 min.
Underwritten by Dolly's Bookstore
Wordplay is a funny and very human story about the thousands of people who are obessed with solving the daily New York Times crossword puzzle. Will Shortz, The Times puzzle maven and long time editor, introduces us to the structure and obscure combinations that unlock each puzzle?s hidden meanings bringing joy to those who can solve it. The film culiminates in the national championship in which intricate puzzles are solved within minutes. Puzzle lovers Jon Stewart and Bill Clinton make cameo appearances among other famous word freaks.
Sheer joy and immensely entertaining. - USA Today
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