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Wordplay starring will shortz jon stewart ken burns bill clinton indigo girls   not a cross word from me! Wordplay starring will shortz jon stewart ken burns bill clinton indigo girls not a cross word from me! Document Transcript

  • Wordplay starring Will Shortz, Jon Stewart, Ken Burns, Bill Clinton, Indigo Girls Not A Cross Word From Me! "Word Play" is a terrific documentary that interviews the folks who live for crosswords (Bill Clinton, Jon Stewart, Ken Burns and Yankees pitcher Mike Mussina), the folks who create the puzzles, the folks who organize puzzle play (Will Shortz) and the many folks who compete in Shortz's annual crossword puzzle championship. The first half of the film focuses on celebrities and their love of the puzzles. Stewart, predictably, ha ms and blusters his way through his puzzle. Clinton tells of the day before the 1996 election when both "Bob Dole Elected and "Clinton Elected" were the answers to the same puzzle clue in that day's New York Times. The second half of the film focuses on the geeky competitors in the championship. While there is true competition between the players, there is also great fellow feeling. It was wonderful to see several competitors
  • fight for another's right to points that were denied him in error. It was heartbreaking to watch a perennial 3rd-place finisher blow his shot at the title. Crossworders are the kind of unabashed nerds who love words, horrible puns and keep several dictionaries in the house. They work their puzzles in pen, and in a handful of minutes, unlike the rest of us who struggle and erase and try again. A wonderful film that captures the dedication and raw talent, pathos and grit of those who take words seriously and can perform like champs under pressure. The extras were nothing special -- mostly scenes that were rightfully cut from the film. The film used some neat animation to keep the audience abreast of the puzzles being worked simultaneously in the finals. Well done, even if only word-nerds would really love it. For More 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price: Wordplay starring Will Shortz, Jon Stewart, Ken Burns, Bill Clinton, Indigo Girls - 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price!