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It’s puzzling

I’ve been doing the New York Times crossword puzzle every day for almost three years now. For those without the attention span for the wonderful documentary on the subject, Wordplay (2006), here is a short video clip from the Today show featuring an interview with the puzzlemaster himself, Mr. Will Shortz.

Perhaps most puzzling of all: the interview is conducted by former first daughter Jenna Bush Hager. Apparently I’ve been so busy doing the puzzle for the past three years that I failed to notice she’d become a television correspondent.