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Sep 14, 2011, 11:08AM

How Will Shortz Edits a NYT Crossword Puzzle

"Why accept a puzzle when I'm going to edit 95 percent of the clues? Well, if someone sends me a great puzzle with an excellent theme and construction—you want fresh, interesting, familiar vocabulary throughout the grid—I feel it would be a shame to reject it on account of the clues, because I can always change them myself."

More at The Atlantic.

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