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Will Shortz


Will Shortz was born on August 26, 1952 in Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA. He is an actor and cinematographer, known for Wordplay (2006), A Year of Ping Pong (2015) and The Simpsons (1989). See full bio »

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Known For

Wordplay
Wordplay Miscellaneous Crew
(2006)
A Year of Ping Pong
A Year of Ping Pong Cinematographer
(2015)
The Simpsons
The Simpsons Himself
(2008)
60 Minutes
60 Minutes Himself - Crossword Puzzle Editor (segment "The Cartoonist") / Himself - Editor, The New York Times Crossword Puzzle (segment "Puzzle Master")
(2003-2014)

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 2010 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series)
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- Robots vs. Wrestlers (2010) ... Will Shortz
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 2015 A Year of Ping Pong (Short) (cinematography)
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 2010 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Robots vs. Wrestlers (2010) ... (performer: "Constance Fry" - uncredited)
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 2006 Wordplay (Documentary) (archival photographs)
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 2017 NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (TV Series)
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- Episode dated 21 April 2017 (2017) ... Himself
 2015 Jeopardy! (TV Series)
Himself - Video Clue Presenter
- Episode #32.70 (2015) ... Himself - Video Clue Presenter
 2015 A Year of Ping Pong (Short)
Himself
 2003-2014 60 Minutes (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Crossword Puzzle Editor (segment "The Cartoonist") / Himself - Editor, The New York Times Crossword Puzzle (segment "Puzzle Master")
- Manhunt/The Pink Panthers/The Cartoonist (2014) ... Himself - Crossword Puzzle Editor (segment "The Cartoonist")
- Fingerprints/Puzzle Master/Stephen Hawking (2003) ... Himself - Editor, The New York Times Crossword Puzzle (segment "Puzzle Master")
 2011 Today (TV Series)
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- Episode dated 27 July 2011 (2011) ... Himself
 2008 Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (TV Series)
Himself - Guest Expert
- Episode #7.58 (2008) ... Himself - Guest Expert
- Episode #7.57 (2008) ... Himself - Guest Expert
- Episode #7.56 (2008) ... Himself - Guest Expert
 2008 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Himself
- Homer and Lisa Exchange Cross Words (2008) ... Himself (voice)
 2008 Martha (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode dated 2 May 2008 (2008) ... Himself
 2006 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode dated 12 June 2006 (2006) ... Himself
 2006 Wordplay (Documentary)
Himself
 2003 The Daily Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Will Shortz (2003) ... Himself
 1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #1.28 (1993) ... Himself
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 2003-2014 60 Minutes (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Crossword Puzzle Editor (segment "The Cartoonist") / Himself - Editor, The New York Times Crossword Puzzle (segment "Puzzle Master")
- Rigged/The Health Wagon/The Cartoonist (2014) ... Himself - Crossword Puzzle Editor (segment "The Cartoonist")
- Kidnapped/Puzzle Master/Malden Mills (2003) ... Himself - Editor, The New York Times Crossword Puzzle (segment "Puzzle Master")

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Personal Quote:

On changing the style of the New York Times crossword clues: In whatever field you're in, you can't do something really interesting without turning some people off.

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Founded the annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament in 1978 and still directs it. See more »

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Virgo

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