Will Shortz

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Will Shortz was born on August 26, 1952 in Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Crossword Mysteries: A Puzzle to Die For (2019), Crossword Mysteries: Proposing Murder (2019) and How I Met Your Mother (2005). See full bio »

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 2020 Crossword Mysteries: Abracadaver (TV Movie)
 2019 Crossword Mysteries: Proposing Murder (TV Movie)
Police Officer
 2019 Crossword Mysteries: A Puzzle to Die For (TV Movie)
Table Tennis Player (uncredited)
 2018 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (TV Series)
Sam Jepsen
- The Puzzle Master (2018) ... Sam Jepsen
 2010 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series)
Will Shortz
- Robots vs. Wrestlers (2010) ... Will Shortz
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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.


Editor of the New York Times crossword since 1993, and the Sunday morning puzzle master on National Public Radio's Weekend Edition. See more »

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