Event | Lectures and Symposia Live Conversation with Adrienne Raphel and Will Shortz

Date and Location

Part of 2021 National Book Festival

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Crossword puzzle enthusiast Adrienne Raphel, author of “Thinking Inside the Box: Adventures with Crosswords and the Puzzling People Who Can't Live Without Them External” (Penguin), and puzzlemaster Will Shortz, author of “The New York Times Hardest Crosswords Volume 8: 50 Friday and Saturday Puzzles to Challenge Your Brain External” (St. Martin’s Griffin) and “The New York Times Super Sunday Crosswords Volume 10: 50 Sunday Puzzles External” (St. Martin’s Griffin), discuss their obsessive crossword fascination with Lulu Garcia-Navarro, host of NPR’s “Weekend Edition Sunday” and one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast “Up First.”

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