Will Shortz has been the crossword puzzle editor of The New York Times since 1993. Mr. Shortz founded both the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, where he serves as director, and the World Puzzle Championship, where he is the captain of the U.S. team. He is the current Puzzlemaster for "Weekend Edition Sunday"on National Public Radio.
"[Will Shortz] is the crossword king." --Steve Kroft, 60 Minutes"The prince of crossword puzzlers." --Greenwich Magazine"The Riddler's got nothing on Will Shortz." --Time Out New York"Will Shortz is [the crossword book world's] John Grisham." --Martin Arnold