Will Shortz Partner, Wedding, Marriage, Husband, Wife
Will Shortz Partner, Wedding, Marriage, Husband, Wife – American puzzle creator and editor William F. Shortz is the crossword puzzle editor for The New York Times. He graduated from Indiana University with a degree in the made-up field of “enigmatology”. Before being recruited by The New York Times in 1993, he started his career at Games magazine and Penny Press.
Will Shortz Bio
|Date Of Birth||26 August 1952|
|Profession||Creator and Editor|
|Birthplace||Crawfordsville, Indiana, United States|
|Hometown||Crawfordsville, Indiana, United States|
Will Shortz Measurement
|Height||5 feet 7 inch|
Will Shortz Educational Qualifications
|School||University of Virginia School of Law|
|College or University||University of Virginia, Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana University|
Will Shortz Family
|Father||Lyle Alton Shortz|
|Mother||Wilma Wildes Shortz|
|Brother / Sister||Not Known|
|Children||Son: Not Known|
Daughter: Not Known
Will Shortz Marital Status
|Spouse Name||Not Known|
Will Shortz Net Worth
|Net Worth In Dollars||$ 5 Million|
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Thousands of daily attempts are made to outwit Will Shortz, who has been editing the crossword puzzles for the New York Times for almost three decades.
Addicts of crossword puzzles, or “cruciverbalists,” must feed their addiction, and they prefer to get it from a man whose puzzle is thought to be the greatest. Depending on their level of ability, temperament, and the day of the week (Monday riddles are easier, Saturday puzzles are harder), a puzzler may hurry to the finish, surging with joyous dopamine, or they may break a coffee mug against a wall.
Shortz tells me as we are sitting in his Tudor-style house outside of New York City, “I think humans have an intrinsic urge to fill empty spaces.A grid’s completion makes us feel accomplished.
“When we start filling in the last squares, it brings an adrenaline and dopamine rush,” he says. It’s a fantastic feeling that feels nearly drug-like.
It would be difficult to overstate Shortz’s importance to the crossword community. The “Shortzian” and “pre-Shortzian” periods are referred to by observers, much like the old Kremlinologists. Even his critics, particularly younger and female crossword solvers who believe the Times puzzle is too white and male, accept his “visionary leadership.”
Even though there is no one else at the summit, Shortz doesn’t seem lonely. He keeps working and staying busy. In addition to editing the Times crossword, hosting a weekly radio crossword on NPR, and administering the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, he founded and continues to run the largest table tennis club in the US.
As stated by comedian Jon Stewart in the 2006 film Wordplay, “When you imagine Crossword Guy” (also known as Shortz), “you imagine he’s 13 to 14in tall, doesn’t care to go more than 5ft without his inhaler.” He is a massive dude, though. He is the Errol Flynn of crossword puzzles. I was positive that he could beat me in a fight, if you will, after actually meeting him. I was going to take his lunch money at first. Consequently, I quickly withdrew.
I find out that Stewart has only slightly exaggerated when I meet Shortz on a recent Friday: Shortz, 68, shares Flynn’s height and build, but he also sports a mustache. I later feel like a mouse who just so happened to find himself soaring for free in a hawk’s talons as we play a game of table tennis.
It is embodied in Shortz’s attractive, little disorganized home, which also houses what might be called the Shortz Collection, which comprises of more than 25,000 puzzle-related objects and trophies as well as puzzle-related books and publications, including one from 1533. He adds towers of paper two and three stacks deep to the long-empty shelves of his library. Shortz is now working from a small adjacent spot after being forced to leave the library.