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Author: Patrick CreadonWill ShortzMerl ReaglePatricia ErensO'Malley-Creadon Productions.All authors
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Weinstein Co. Home Entertainment ; Santa Monica, CA : Genius Entertainment, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   DVD video   Book : English : Widescreen formatView all editions and formats
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A look into the world of New York Times crossword puzzle aficionados, who number in the millions. Focuses on New York Times puzzle editor Will Shortz and participants in the 28th Annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament in Stamford, Connecticut.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Documentary
Biography
Named Person: Will Shortz
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Creadon; Will Shortz; Merl Reagle; Patricia Erens; O'Malley-Creadon Productions.; Grinder Films (Firm); IFC Films.; Weinstein Company Home Entertainment (Firm); Genius Entertainment.
ISBN: 1594442797 9781594442797
OCLC Number: 71036539
Language Note: In English, with optional Spanish subtitles. Subtitled for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Notes: Originally produced as a documentary film in 2006.
"IFC Films"--Container.
Booklet includes 5 previously-published New York Times crossword puzzles.
Special features: optional audio commentary with Creadon, Shortz, and crossword constructor Merl Reagle; 16 deleted scenes; interview gallery (Indigo Girls, Ken Burns, Jon Stewart, Mike Mussina, Daniel Okrent, President Bill Clinton, Senator Bob Dole); featurettes on each of the 5 crossword puzzles in the accompanying booklet; "'Wordplay' goes to Sundance" featurette (21 min.); "Every word" (music video by Gary Louris); "And the winner is" featurette (results from ACPT 2006, 4 min.); photo gallery (3 min., app. 40 images); "Waiting for The New York Times" (a short film by Patricia Erens, 12 min.); DVD-ROM features (printable version of the 5 crossword puzzles in the accompanying booklet).
Credits: Director of photography, Patrick Creadon ; editor, Doug Blush ; composer, Peter Golub.
Performer(s): Featuring Will Shortz, Merl Reagle, Tyler Hinman, Trip Payne, Al Sanders, Ellen Ripstein, Jon Delfin, Jon Stewart, Ken Burns, Amy Ray, Emily Saliers, Daniel Okrent, Mike Mussina, Bob Dole, Bill Clinton.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG; for some language and mild thematic elements.
Description: 1 videodisc (85 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([10] p. ; 18 cm.)
Details: DVD, region 1; Dolby digital 5.1 surround.
Contents: Bonus features: Commentary with director Patrick Creadon, New York times puzzle editor Will Shortz, and crossword constructor Merl Reagle --
Deleted scenes --
More deleted scenes --
Deleted scenes from Stamford --
Interview gallery --
5 unforgettable puzzles from the Pages of The New York times (featurettes) --
Wordplay goes to Sundance --
"Every word" music video by Louris --
"--And the winner is--"--
results from Stamford 2006 --
Wordplay photo gallery --
"Waiting for The New York times" a short film by Patrcia Erens --
DVD-ROM--
5 unforgettable puzzles (to print).
Other Titles: Waiting for The New York Times.
Word play
Responsibility: O'Malley Creadon Productions presents ; in association with Grinder Films ; produced by Christine O'Malley ; directed by Patrick Creadon ; written by Patrick Creadon, Christine O'Malley.

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A look into the world of New York Times crossword puzzle aficionados, who number in the millions. Focuses on New York Times puzzle editor Will Shortz and participants in the 28th Annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament in Stamford, Connecticut.

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