Will Shortz has been the crossword puzzle editor of The New York Times since 1993. He is also the puzzlemaster on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday and is founder and director of the annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. He has edited countless books of crossword puzzles, Sudoku, KenKen, and all manner of brain-busters.
"[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