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PG| 1 hr. 34 min.

Plot Summary
Filmmaker Patrick Creadon pays tribute to crossword puzzles and those who love them, and features a profile of The New York Times "puzzle master" Will Shortz. Among the celebrities who swear by the Times puzzle are President Bill Clinton, folk-rock duo Indigo Girls, comic Jon Stewart, baseball player Mike Mussina and filmmaker Ken Burns.


Director: Patrick Creadon

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: IFC Films

Wordplay (2006)

Release Date: June 16th, 2006|1 hr. 34 min.

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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    There's more palm-sweating suspense in one minute of this baby than in all of "The Omen." show more

  • 75
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    Opens up a world of words. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    If it's challenges you're after, forget cracking "The Da Vinci Code." Wordplay captures the exhilaration that comes from navigating the ins and outs of complex puzzles. show more

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