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Will Shortz

Will Shortz was born on August 26, 1952 in Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for The Crossword Mysteries: A Puzzle to Die For (2019), How I Met Your Mother (2005) and Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013). See full bio »

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 2019 The Crossword Mysteries: A Puzzle to Die For (TV Movie)
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 2018 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (TV Series)
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- The Puzzle Master (2018) ... Sam Jepson
 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.


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

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