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Crossnerds

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Crossnerds is the world's best—er, nerdiest—crossword puzzle podcast. Editors, constructors, solvers, and allies deliver piping-hot takes on the New York Times crossword puzzle and the vast cruciuniverse of wordplay beyond.

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Farewell

February 22nd, 2024

0:39

An important message from RadioPublic

For Thee, Ass King

March 4th, 2023

32:33

Discussed! NYT crossword puzzles from Weds 2/22/23 (Adam Wagner), Thurs 2/23/23 (Joe Deeney), and Sun 2/28/23 (Will Nediger).

Disgust! Black History Month did not seem to matter to the NYTXW. But racial representation …

Cut to Wabbit Season

February 10th, 2023

28:11

SCENE: Season 8. Year of the Rabbit. 2023. Cut to: Rebecca & Brooke, Crossworld's most beloved showgirls, reviewing New York Times crossword puzzles. On this episode...they (we) peruse three (3) puzzles, from 2/2/23 …

Query Theory

December 12th, 2022

42:10

WORDPLAY ON THE FRITZ ⋇ DEFY THE HEGEMONY ⋇ THINK FOR YOURSELF ⋇ DO NOT PANIC

Happy holidaze and welcome back to the show! This week, Rebecca and …

Solve for x[Nerds]

November 19th, 2022

37:03

In this ep, Rebecca and Brooke review New York Times crossword puzzles from 11/9/22 - 11/12/22.

Including!

  • The first-ever, no-details-necessary, …

SOUL Shakedown Party

September 26th, 2022

46:11

👋🤓🎙 Live from Berlin and a Dalíesque sea of toilets: Rebecca and Brooke review the week of 9/12/22 - 9/18/22 in New York Times crossword puzzles, …

Podcast...But Good(?)

September 8th, 2022

40:50

Nerds here! Get yer Spicy Summer 'Ssnerds here! Featuring a husk of future residents (Rebecca and Brooke) discussing New York Times crossword puzzles (we selected 4 from the week of 8/22/22), PLUS PLUS PLUS

DIDN'T WE JUST HAVE THIS? | Isomerds

June 18th, 2022

40:22

Hey bb whats ur sign? In the crossword zodiac, we mean. I bet you're a Gridbearer. The Block? Butterfly (for symmetry)? Anyway, we're both Crossnerds, and in this ep we discuss New York Times crossword puzzles …

TWO-BY-TWO | Skater vs sk8r

May 12th, 2022

46:10

omg have WE GOT AN EP FOR YOU. 'Twixt our reviews of New York Times crossword puzzles (5/2/22 - 5/8/22), Rebrooka discover:

MAGAZINE RACKET | Be as you wish to seem

April 29th, 2022

43:48

Happy belated Spring Festivals! We are celebrating with a new round of New York Times crossword puzzle reviews (4/18/22 - 4/24/22). Also featuring:

SOFT OPTIONS | How are you?

April 7th, 2022

46:45

Rebecca and Brooke are returnt like the U.S. Football League, except that our sporty forte is tackling NEW YORK TIMES CROSSWORD PUZZLESSSS (from 3/28/22 - 4/3/22)!! Also in this ep:  Americanisms, Bacchanalia for …

EXES & NOS | Don't be a duck

March 24th, 2022

56:54

Happy Spring, sweet (and bitter) peas! 🌱 Your favorite average-but-clean wee lasses celebrate the season by coming for the bloggers and continuing to review New York Times crossword puzzles (from 3/14/22 - 3/20/22). …

PARLOR TRICK | Heal the [cross]world

March 12th, 2022

45:53

So, all the things, mm? Alllllll the things. Anyway, here is another episode, featuring, as usual, Rebecca and Brooke's reviews of the New York Times

CINEMAGRAMS | Yes SHIRRee

March 1st, 2022

47:31

Another week (2/21/22 - 2/27/22), another seven New York Times crossword puzzles reviewed! Also featuring:

  • Kelly "Wintertime" Kapow!ski and the …

PARDON MY FRENCH | Down the RAT HOLE

February 24th, 2022

57:51

Grab some refreshing ADES and Cool American-flavoured snackies and settle into this stripped-down sesh of Classic R&B: Rebecca and Brooke …

SCI-FI SHOWDOWN | It's a triomph

February 13th, 2022

1:15:11
Well, well, well, if it isn't our favorite puzzlemaker/film critic/bowl made with love and erotic spirits, Kameron Austin Collins! Buckle up for …

Medley Week #1 | Chaotic good

January 27th, 2022

54:25
Hang on to your aardwolves, you're going on an xword xventure: Crossnerds' first-ever MEDLEY WEEK [emphasis on the "eeek"]!!! We've selected seven …

PLAYING THE HITS | Whoomp there it is

January 21st, 2022

52:53
That's one small step for man, one glaring lack of steps for non-menkind: i.e., another week (1/10/22 - 1/16/22) of New York Times crossword puzzle …

COLOR MIXING | I Bega your pardon

January 6th, 2022

42:36
Season 7 2022 LET'S GOOOOOOO! Let's get through today, every day. Together! With Rebecca and Brooke. Who, this week, review New York Times crossword …

SEASON TO TASTE | Accept all cookies

December 26th, 2021

35:57

Wrap up 2021 with a bow and these BIBIMBangin' reviews of the New York Times crossword puzzles published 12/13/21 - 12/19/21! Rebecca and Brooke also talk about list themes and a puzzle's purpose. YAY ME! Yay WE.

Ross …

There's a new game in town | TNY's Liz Maynes-Aminzade

December 24th, 2021

29:43

Is the Big Apple big enough for two major crossword puzzle outlets? Liz Maynes-Aminzade, the first-ever Puzzles & Games Editor at The New Yorker, drops in to Xnerds HQ to celebrate the magazine's inaugural Cartoons …

JOB SHARING | RIP Phife

December 18th, 2021

40:06

What even IS a Thursday crossword these days? Is a Thursday crossword, like time itself, "only a stubbornly persistent illusion"? A memory? A fable? 😱 Whatever it is, we're talking about the last "week" of xword …

GARAGE SALE PITCHES | Symmetry, shammetry

December 3rd, 2021

45:41

Gratitude, greetings, and Happy Chanukah/Hanukkah 5782! R&B here, gifting you the miracle of our thoughts on the New York Times crossword puzzles …

SCREEN SHARING | Hey Shorti

November 24th, 2021

35:30

To Bork, or not to Bork? That is not the question. The question is, what will Rebecca and Brooke SAY about the last week (11/15/21 - 11/21/21) in New …

CHOICE WORDS | I want candy

November 10th, 2021

36:25

You and your lawn decorations better get into Crosstume: Rebecca and Brooke are Rebacka, reviewing New York Times crossword puzzles from 10/25/21 thru 10/31/21. Included: the Great David S. Pumpkins SNUB of 2021, the …

SPORTS NUTS | No m&ms, but I do have two EMS

October 27th, 2021

35:34

What do you get when a meta 4 meets the right pants leg?  While you're coming up with the answer, please enjoy this list we compiled based on New York Times crossword puzzles from 10/18/21 thru 10/24/21.

Are They Out …

COMMON CORE | Balls in a pocket

October 23rd, 2021

36:34

From Beelzebub and the shillelaghs we're esporting to lead pipes, "so-what" clues, and that blasted Off!: it's a whirlwind tour of New York Times crossword puzzles from 10/11/21 thru 10/17/21. 

Enjoying "Crossnerds"? 

SNOOZEFEST | You losefest

October 8th, 2021

34:04

Rebecca and Brooke reunite IRL to bulk up our crossword podcasting r*sum*s by discussing New York Times puzzles from 9/27/21 - 10/3/21. We ask …

STUDY BREAKS | A real rowdydow

October 1st, 2021

41:17

Ready the snow scythes and bring in the beakers! Rebecca and Brooke review the New York Times crossword puzzles from 9/20/21 - 9/26/21. 

NEW LOOK | Semordnilap

September 24th, 2021

32:05

L'jai alai'm! In this episode of New York Times crossword puzzle reviews: lovin' on some diagonal symmetry, crossword cocktails*, RiRi, and GAY PORN. Cruciverbs from 9/13/21 thru 9/19/21. 

Join the crossword Discord

WHAT A CHARACTER! | Cat with tears of joy emoji

September 15th, 2021

39:52

In the words of the Backstreet Boys: "Oh my God, we're back again." Rebecca and Brooke, that is. Reviewing the New York Times crossword puzzles from 9/6/21 thru 9/12/21.

Support equality and women's rights here.

GO UP IN SMOKE | Getting bro vibes, sis

September 10th, 2021

38:58

Rebecca. Brooke. New York Times crossword puzzle reviews. August 30 thru September 5, 2021. EOM.

Enjoying "Crossnerds"? Give us five ⭐️s and comment in Apple Podcasts! Or just keep listening. Or both. Ideally both. But …

UH? OH... | Please don't eat the bathware

September 2nd, 2021

38:04

Join Rebecca and Brooke and Oscular The Grouch as we crack up and open the last week in New York Times crossword puzzles! August 23-29, 2021.

Enjoying

RESETTLING LETTERINGS | Let's get Nast-y

August 25th, 2021

40:19

Whether you're a teehee, a tehee, a heh heh, har har, haha, or a ROFLcopter, all laughs are welcome this (and every!) week, as Rebecca and Brooke review the New York Times crossword puzzles from 8/16/21 - 8/22/21. 

The …

THINK TWICE | It's probably alright?

August 18th, 2021

38:03

Ponytails UP, headphones IN, pencils DOWN: it's HOT 'NERDS SUMMER, Crossbabes! BexVex and Bballstar09946 are back puzzling out the last week in New York Times crosswords (08/09/21 - 08/15/21). Featuring appearances by …

OFF BRAND | AMI at the Love Shack

August 6th, 2021

38:57

Rebecca Neipris and Brooke Husic review New York Times crossword puzzles from 7/26/21 thru 8/1/21 and talk about other Pressing Issues in Crossworld, but all you really need to hear is DJ Cummerbund & The B-52's "

STAR SEARCH | E.T. home phone

July 27th, 2021

35:35

⭐️✨Star stuff everywhere!✨⭐️ That is what you can expect from this stellar. New. Episode. Of. What? CROSSNERDS! Rebecca Neipris and--in-person in our NYC "studio"--Brooke Husic review the last week in New York Times

Try-Hard with a Vengeance, starring Milo Beckman

April 1st, 2021

29:05

Ok um sooooo why didn’t anyone tell us it’s already 2021??? In honor of the [belated] New Year of the Ox, we mic’ed up Milo Beckman (@milobela), constructor of the January 1, 2021 New York Times crossword puzzle; author …

Laura Braunstein Will Take You There

October 30th, 2020

39:05

Have you ever wondered...

  • What makes a crossword, like, good, from an editor's-eye view
  • If Laura Braunstein (@laurabrarian) is good at karaoke
  • What

Good Grid, It's Sid!

September 2nd, 2020

47:00

Welcome to Crossbirds! We've ALIT beside Sid Sivakumar (@sid_sivakumar) who, in just the last three months, made his debut (6/22), dibut (8/8), and tribut (9/3) in the New York Times; celebrated the yearniversary of his …

Let's Be Friends with Brooke and Sid

August 11th, 2020

48:25

What's it like to write a crossword puzzle for the New York Times, and why does it matter? Co-constructors of Saturday's puzzle and frequent …

A. Ladee Made Your Crossword Puzzle, Ep. 1

July 3rd, 2020

54:30

2 many DEBUT!!!!s 2 count in our first-ever two-part episode, which features our first-ever female guest (Brooke Husic) and is accompanied by Rebecca's first-ever crossword puzzle (available here)!! Did we mention: …

Nerding Out with Eric Berlin

June 21st, 2020

31:54

For the 45-year-old kid in all of us, Pro puzzler Eric Berlin (@puzzleeric) joins for a FAB! NEW! EP! of

✨📣🤓🤘!!Crossnerds!!🤘🤓📣✨

Eric shares his …

Chris King and the Island of Misfit Words

January 5th, 2020

35:27

Come, all ye bell polishers, ye crepe hangers, ye highjohns, ye janes: ring in the New Year with a special dingle dangle to Chris King (@ckingsc)! …

OPEN WIDE! | The Giving Of Thanks 2019

November 30th, 2019

49:06

Situationships. Popyrights(?). Emu eggs. Rampant mispronunciations. These are but a taste of the ingredients that flava-ed the last week of New York Times crossword puzzles (11/20/19 through 11/27/19). Here to help you …

LINES OF WORK | 2 Nerdy 2 Email-Curious

October 20th, 2019

31:28

Welcome to Qrossnerds: a v spesh ep featuring Nate Cardin (@naytnaytnayt), who joins host REBECCA NEIPRIS to talk about Queer Qrosswords, representation in puzzles, and creating a safe space in crossworld‒one in which …

WELL, WELL, WELL, IF IT ISN'T ... | You démodé, bae

September 13th, 2019

31:44

Ground... nut... Meg? Featuring New Yorker contributor Natan Last! "It ain't my fault that I'm out here makin' news," my grandmother used to say. …

FLIP 'PHONES | ( -☞´◔‿ゝ◔`)-☞

July 8th, 2019

32:44

Welcome to the last-past week in the finest New York Times crossword puzzle analysis on the PLANET! This week, Rebecca "Etui 2020" Neipris and Natan

TAKE TWO | McDevito and the Radioactive Bananas

June 26th, 2019

42:02

Hold on to your seashells: we're BACK, beaches!! And we're joined by crossword constructor and individual human Natan Last, whose esteemed puzzles …

★Very Special Episode★ Interview with Erik Agard

April 2nd, 2019

21:35

Leader of the crossword vanguard, fashion icon, Jeopardy! winner, and all-around stellar human Erik Agard drops by Crossnerds HQ for an eclectic …

THAT'S A MOUTHFUL | Kñockout

February 19th, 2019

40:00

The approximate history of Balto and some real bushwa: the very best in New York Times crossword puzzle reviewing, performed live on stale air by some Crossnerds! Andy Kravis and Rebecca Neipris. The week in question …

EJECTION LETTERS | Milking our wild oats

February 10th, 2019

35:26

We're funky! We're fruit-y! We're fair-weather fans of, like, sports! And also of frosted tips 2.0 (heeeeey, Chris Messina)! Or...anyway. Listen to this podcast episode. We talk about the last week in New York Times …

QUESTION OF RESPONSIBILITY | UNEMPLOYMENT LINES | Thank u next

February 3rd, 2019

58:17

Scandalous acceptances! 90s feels! Diversity! McDLTs! It's double the pleasure, double the fun, same number of Crossnerds: the past two weeks of New York Times crossword puzzles, reviewed by your loyal Crossservants, …

PARLOR TRICKS | Oh, what an actress!

January 19th, 2019

48:03

Prii! 23andNOT me! Did pogs smell bad! And more! Join your two fave crossnerdburgers, Rebecca Neipris and Andy Kravis, for our weekly romp through the past week in New York Times crossword puzzles: 1/7/19 - 1/13/19.

BREAKING NEWS | It's 2019

January 12th, 2019

40:47

Happy New Year! Could 2019 be the Year Of The Reckoning for the NYT? The Crossnerds take on the Notorious 2 Down...and ALSO get into the O-zone and …

WHAT A ZOO! | Let's get wiiierd

December 26th, 2018

34:27

Just in time for Candlenights! In this episode, Rebecca Neipris horrifies Andy Kravis with a rendition of "This Is How We Do It," Uzo Aduba rules, …

REPRESENT! | A break in the pursuit of barbarity

December 6th, 2018

49:58

Three-letter words are the four-letter words of crosswords! Also, what is a rebus; authorship matters; and other detours as Andy Kravis and Rebecca Neipris discuss the last week, 11/26/18 - 12/2/18, in New York Times …

SILENT FINALES | To each Clippy his own

November 28th, 2018

56:52

Please enjoy this most seasonal episode: veritable cornucopia of knowledge on relevant topics such as "how to take a picture" and "how to wish someone a happy--or not--Thanksgiving." Yes! We're back! Andy Kravis and …

MATCH PLAY | Vote kale for whatever 2018!

November 3rd, 2018

59:53

Boo!/Yay: it's another episode of Crossnerds, where Andy Kravis and Rebecca RN discuss another week (10/22/18 - 10/28/18) in the New York Times crossword puzzle. Also, kale; how Andy "doesn't" hate the Beatles; our …

YOU'RE GOING DOWN | But keep your Agourds up

October 24th, 2018

50:51

Welcome to the Erik Agard Fan Club Podklatsch! Wherein, oh right, we also discuss the week in New York Times crossword puzzles (10/14/18 - 10/21/18). Lift your voices up! Put your jazz hands down! Watch out for soupy …

GAME HUNTING | NO BALLS and tough nuts to crack

October 21st, 2018

37:29

Check your turmeric lattes at the door, people. Rebecca Neipris and Andy Kravis discuss the virtues and pitfalls of light board gamery and the rare beauty of puzzles with an arc.

The week in New York Times crossword …

THE ART OF PUZZLE-MAKING | Ceci n'est pas un bonne semaine

September 27th, 2018

42:01

Oy. (New York Times crossword puzzles, 9/17/18 - 9/23/18. Reviewed by Andy Kravis and Rebecca Neipris.)

UH, WHAT? | A cat punmergency and the Great Murse Debate

September 20th, 2018

55:18

Rebecca and Andy Kravis are BACK! With the sassiest episode of Crossnerds to grace this past week in New York Times crossword puzzles. We're talkin' Red Vines v. Twizzlers. A $ource of ca$h. Wilford Brimley. The height …

CHANGING THE SUBJECT | All the world's a burrito

August 23rd, 2018

34:38

Lollapuzzoola 2018!! Plus Aqua Zumba, Irish goodbyes, Hungarian hellos, shrooms, and tribute puzzles. That's right: it's another week in crossworld.

GHOSTED | Paging Randy Quad

August 9th, 2018

55:41

Plus friendzones, teat rays, Monet X-Change, and #protips on how to improve as a crossword puzzle solver.

Andy Kravis and Rebecca Neipris, talkin' …

THREE IN ONE | Dance or dip?

August 2nd, 2018

31:44

NYT crossword puzzles | 7/22/18-7/29/18

Sunday 7/29 | THREE IN ONE | Will Nediger

Producer, hostess, and borderline ma'am | Rebecca Ryder Neipris

Illustrious co-host and perpetual sir | Andy Kravis

CREATURE FEATURE | The year the Times got woke

July 27th, 2018

43:38

NYT crossword, Sunday 7/24/18: "Creature Feature," by Timothy Polin.

Guest co-host: Alex Gelman!

Producer and hostess: Rebecca RN

TRICKY TRIOS | What is your spirit onomatopoeia?

June 25th, 2018

1:10:10

NYT crossword, Sunday 6/17/18: "Tricky Trios." Amanda Chung, Karl Ni and Erik Agard.

Guest co-host: Andy Kravis!

Guest sound wizard: Jack Reeves!

Producer and host: Rebecca RN

May 27, 2018 | 21 | Goodbye, Jack

June 1st, 2018

38:25

Date: May 27, 2018

Theme: 21

Constructor: Andrew Chaikin

May 13, 2018 | LOVE AT FIRST SITE | Rubber? I hardly know 'er!

May 16th, 2018

36:53

Date: May 13, 2018 

Constructors: Neville Fogarty & Erik Agard

Theme: LOVE AT FIRST SITE

May 6, 2018 | LET'S PLAY TWO | Under where?

May 7th, 2018

36:05

Date: May 6, 2018

Theme: LET'S PLAY TWO

Constructor: Brendan Emmett Quigley

April 22, 2018 | PLUSES & MINUSES | Earth Day presented by Richard Gere

April 22nd, 2018

36:18

Date: April 22, 2018 

Constructor: Ross Trudeau

Theme: PLUSES & MINUSES

April 8, 2018 | TRIPLE SPOONERISMS | Batrick Perry's masterpiece

April 8th, 2018

35:13

Date: April 8, 2018

Theme: Triple Spoonerisms

Constructor: Batrick Perry

April 1, 2018 | 1 + 1 = 5 | The 'snerds are back!!

April 3rd, 2018

38:25

Date: April 1, 2018

Theme: 1 + 1 = 5

Constructor: Sam Ezersky

ACPT Interviews: David Steinberg! & Jeffrey Krasnick!

March 30th, 2018

5:21

The second installment of our interview series. Live from the floor of the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament! (Apologies for the sound quality). 

Crossnerds @ ACPT — Erik Agard interview (tournament champ!)

March 28th, 2018

7:43

Special eps! This weekend, the Crossnerds went to the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, an incredible experience filled with amazing, brilliant, …

March 11, 2018 | IF FOUND, CALL... | Bayou by u

March 12th, 2018

35:13

Date: March 11 2018 

Theme: IF FOUND, CALL...

Constructor: Matthew Sewell 

See Matthew's CRAWL SPACE puzzle here: http://www1.chem.umn.edu/groups/baranygp/puzzles/crawlspace/

Mar 7, 2018 | CHARACTER BUILDING | Excuse you, Aristotle

March 7th, 2018

39:49

Apologies for late upload! The Crossnerds ran into technical issues that took a few days to fix :-/

Theme: CHARACTER BUILDING

Constructor: Byron …

Feb 18, 2018 | NAME DROPPER | Lotus Eaters on Endor

February 19th, 2018

28:33

Date: Feb 18, 2018

Theme: NAME DROPPER

Constructor: Elizabeth A. Long

Feb 11, 2018 | PARONOMASIA | Wilde'n out

February 14th, 2018

34:09

Date: Feb 11, 2018 

Theme: PARONOMASIA

Constructor: Matt Ginsberg

Feb 4, 2018 | CRACKING WISE | Iggles & Oms

February 4th, 2018

31:13

Date: Feb 4 2018

Constructor: David Levinson Wilk

Theme: CRACKING WISE

Jan 28, 2018 | SURPRISE ENDINGS | John Jacob Jingleheimer What!?

January 28th, 2018

34:09

Date: Jan 28, 2018

Theme: SURPRISE ENDINGS

Constructor(s): Priscilla Clark & Jeff Chen

Crossnerds BONUS: Interview with Constructor Andy Kravis!

January 27th, 2018

45:53

Andy Kravis stopped by to talk crossword constructing (and much more) with the Nerds. 

To learn more about Andy and grab his puzzles, visit: 

Jan 21, 2018 | SUBSTITUTIONS | 'Swordin' and Snoggin'

January 22nd, 2018

33:05

Date: Jan 21 2018

Theme: SUBSTITUTIONS

Constructors: Victor Barocas and Andy Kravis

Jan 14, 2018 | SUPREME INTELLIGENCE | Capuchin' it up

January 14th, 2018

28:25

Date: Jan 14 2018

Constructor: Joel Fagliano

Theme: SUPREME INTELLIGENCE

Jan 7, 2018 | VOWEL PLAY | Cho Chang Cha Ching!

January 8th, 2018

28:49

Date: Jan 7 2018

Theme: VOWEL PLAY

Constructor: David Steinberg

Dec 31, 2017 | Ring Out The Old, Ring In The New | Orangutans tango'ing in Paris

December 31st, 2017

26:41

Date: Dec 31, 2017 

Constructor: John Lampkin

Theme: Ring Out The Old, Ring In The New

Dec 17, 2017 | Oh, One Last Thing |Paul Anka! Pete Best! Tutti Frutti!

December 19th, 2017

28:49

Date: December 17 2017

Theme: Oh, One Last Thing

Constructor: Andrew J. Ries

Dec 10 2017 | FULL-BODY CAST | Pocky, professional bowler John Elway

December 11th, 2017

33:37

Date: Dec 10 2017

Theme: Full-Body Cast

Constructors: Erik Agard & Laura Braunstein

Dec 3, 2017 | SHELL GAME | Woo(p)t, there it is

December 3rd, 2017

31:13

Date: Dec 3, 2017

Constructor: David Steinberg

Theme: SHELL GAME

Nov 26, 2017 | Inside Out | Skorts, Godzilla, Hatha

November 28th, 2017

31:13

Date: Nov 26, 2017 

Constructor: Jeff Chen

Theme: Inside Out

Nov 19, 2017 | COUNTERPRODUCTIVE | Toucan Sam

November 20th, 2017

30:09

Date: Nov 19 2017

Constructor: Tom McCoy

Theme: COUNTERPRODUCTIVE

Nov 12, 2017 | "S-Q'S ME!" | El Barto, Shaq

November 12th, 2017

35:05

Date: Nov 12 2017

Theme: S-Q'S ME

Constructor: Ed Sessa

Nov 5 2017 | Lane Changes | They might be Gildas

November 6th, 2017

31:45

Date: Nov 5, 2017 

Theme: Lane Changes

Constructor: Natan Last

Oct 29, 2017 | Going Off Script | Lines and planes and Poe

October 29th, 2017

34:09

Date: Oct 29 2017

Theme: Going Off Script

Constructor: Ross Trudeau

 

Oct 22 2017 | Selfies | We're back! Twain misquotes and tutees

October 22nd, 2017

36:17

Date: October 22 2017

Constructor: Tracy Gray

Theme: Selfies

Oct 1, 2017 | One Way To Put It | Bosc pears, and prepositions(?)

October 1st, 2017

32:01

Date: Oct 1 2017

Theme: That's One Way To Put It

Constructor: Robert Fisher

Sep 17 2017 | Super Looper | Thermidor, Computerator

September 18th, 2017

35:13

Date: Sep 17, 2017

Theme: Super Looper

Constructor: Mark MacLachlan

Sep 10, 2017 | Size Matters | Yahweh, Queequeg

September 11th, 2017

32:07

Date: September 10, 2017

Theme: Size Matters

Constructor: Brendan Emmett Quigley

August 27, 2017 | Location, Location, Location | Hoagies, grinders and heroes — oh my!

August 27th, 2017

33:41

Date: August 27, 2017

Constructor: Jeff Chen

Theme: Location, Location, Location

Aug 22, 2017 | Found In Your Inbox | Zsa Zsa Gabor

August 23rd, 2017

29:53

Date: August 22, 2017

Constructor: Ruth B. Margolin

Theme: Found In Your Inbox

August 13, 2017 | Magic Show | Ukulele madness

August 15th, 2017

27:35

Date: August 13, 2017

Constructor: Eric Berlin

Theme: Magic Show

August 6, 2017 | Anchors Away | Roscoe & Matisse

August 10th, 2017

24:33

Date: August 6, 2017

Constructor: Patrick Berry

Theme: Anchors Away

July 30, 2017 | By Design | Fashionably informed

July 30th, 2017

28:49

Date: July 30 2017

Theme: By Design

Constructors: Isaac Mizrahi and David J. Kahn

July 23, 2017 | Back on the Charts | The magic of music

July 23rd, 2017

28:49

Date: July 23, 2017

Theme: Back on the Charts

Constructor: Caleb Madison

July 16, 2017 | If the Spirit Moves You | M-m-m-my Sharona

July 17th, 2017

31:07

Date: July 16, 2017

Theme: If the Spirit Moves You

Constructors: Andrea Carla Michaels and Pete Muller

July 9, 2017 | First for Knowledge | Kefir vs Kombucha, bawds and lies

July 10th, 2017

30:51

Date: July 9, 2017

Constructor: Will Nediger

Theme: First for Knowledge

July 2, 2017 | The Long and Winding Road | Beatles puns, North Dakotan rioting

July 2nd, 2017

30:55

Date: July 2, 2017

Constructor: Patrick Blindauer

Theme: The Long and Winding Road

June 25, 2017 | Cropped | Mauve/moot/kramer

June 26th, 2017

29:53

Date: June 25, 2017

Constructor: Jacob Stulberg

Theme: Cropped

 

Jun 18 | Silent Treatment | Snoop Lion, LBJ, Lara Croft

June 18th, 2017

29:29

Date: June 18 2017

Constructor: Sam Trabucco

Theme: Silent Treatment

Jun 4, 2017 | Advice to Writers | Ackbar!, Pogo sticks, Fan fiction

June 4th, 2017

40:01

Date: Jun 4 2017

Constructor: Tom McCoy

Theme: Advice for Writers

 

May 28, 2017 | In Bad Taste | Me Tarzan, You Ogre

May 28th, 2017

29:09

Date: May 28, 2017 

Constructor: Andrew Zhou

Theme: In Bad Taste

May 21, 2017 | Misquoting Scripture | Trolls n' Teepees

May 22nd, 2017

38:55

Date: May 21, 2017

Theme: Misquoting Scripture

Constructor: Randolph Ross

May 14, 2017 | Places, Everyone! | Beastie Boys, gas mains, law school

May 16th, 2017

36:17

Date: May 14 2017

Constructor: Will Nediger

Theme: Places, Everyone!

May 7, 2017 | Duality Quality | Adam Driver, Blue Hens, Reb is sick

May 7th, 2017

33:21

Date: May 7, 2017

Theme: Duality Quality

Constructors: Finn Vigeland, Natan Last and the JASA Crossword Class

May 1, 2017 | New England Chatter | Essenes, Raceme, Acid Rock (?)

May 2nd, 2017

33:05

Date: May 1, 2017

Constructor: Alan Arbesfeld 

Theme: New England Chatter

April 24 | Crossnerds in Britain, Part I | The Tao of Cee-Lo

April 24th, 2017

31:45

Date: April 24, 2017

Theme: A Century of Song

Constructor: Olivia Mitra Framke

April 9 2017 | Having Nothing On | Hobbit-holes, spleens, sign language

April 10th, 2017

29:53

Date: April 9 2017

Theme: Having Nothing On

Constructor: Byron Walden

 

April 2 2017 | Initial Description | Abigail Adams, frisson, Mama Cass

April 2nd, 2017

34:07

Date: April 2 2017

Theme: Initial Description

Constructor: Jerry Miccolis 

Jack & Reb talk the Sunday NY Times Crossword with the help of a …

March 26, 2017 | Mixed Results | Pomegranates, diners, the White(?) Panther

March 26th, 2017

37:29

Date: March 26, 2017

Constructor(s): Jeff Chen & Tracy Gray

Theme: Mixed Results

Jack & Reb take on the Sunday Times Xword. 

March 19, 2017 | 111-Across! | Fools n' ferrules

March 19th, 2017

31:15

Date: March 19, 2017

Constructor: Grant Thackray

Theme: "111-Across!" (SPOILER ALERT!)

Jack & Reb talk the Sunday NY Times puzz. 

Mar 12, 2017 | Taking the Fifth | Maine, Waldo, Aleut

March 13th, 2017

39:42

Date: Mar 12 2017

Theme: Taking the Fifth

Constructor: Alan Arbesfeld

Jack & Rebecca tackle the NYT sunday puzz

Mar 5 2017 | Elemental | Encores, Barthes, Daguerre

March 6th, 2017

44:35

Date: March 5 2017

Constructor: Timothy Polin

Theme: Elemental

Feb 26, 2017 | Mixed Feelings | Yetis, tea time, Fritos

February 26th, 2017

41:37

Date: 2/26/17

Constructor: Josh Knapp

Theme: Mixed Feelings

Feb 19, 2017 | Uh Oh | Royal pugs, soviet jets, Delaware, Ikea

February 20th, 2017

42:41

Date: Feb 19 2017

Constructor: Bruce Haight

Theme: Uh Oh!

Jack & Rebecca take on the Sunday Times crossword! Includes a nostalgic memory of Delawurr. 

Feb 12, 2017 | Do The Splits | Drive-thrus, Ogden Nash, Romeo & Juliet, chicken coops

February 12th, 2017

42:21

Date: Feb 12 2017

Constructor: Lynn Lempel

Theme: Do The Splits

Jack & Rebecca take on the Sunday Times crossword! Includes a surprise on-air gifting. 

Feb 5, 2017 | First Ladies

February 6th, 2017

37:04

Feb 5th crossword. First ladies, "Bohemian Rhapsody," gypping, Sheena Easton, A Wrinkle in Time

Jan 29 2017 | Blackjack!

February 2nd, 2017

25:45

Date: 1/29/2017

Constructors: Jim Hyres and David Steinberg

Theme: HIT THE DECK

Sorry for the delay on this one. Travel + work combined to make this a few days late... but still good! 

Mishmash / yoko ono / wwi / snarf

January 24th, 2017

27:45

Jack and Rebecca take on the Sunday, Jan 22 puzz. 

Sex scenes/Namby-pamby/Auntie Mame/Melville

January 16th, 2017

30:29

Jan 15, 2017

Constructor: Joel Fagliano

Jack & Rebecca take on the Sunday Times crossword. Topics include steak, Auntie Mame, Herman Melville and whatever "namby-mamby" is (hint: British). 

 

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