Wordplay (2006)

Banking on the success of documentaries that surround contests (Spellbound, Mad Hot Ballroom and Murderball are a few), Wordplay carries viewers into an annual crossword puzzle contest. Who will win? The frequent winner? The one who almost won a few times? Or who would be the youngest crossword champ ever?

More than just the competition, which is fun to behold, we are taken behind the scenes of the New York Times Crossword Puzzle. Famous fans of the NYT puzzle (Bill Clinton, John Stewart and the Indigo Girls are among the most elite) also make their pitches for their favorite puzzle.

Overall, the flick isn't really affecting, just a glimpse into a niche of nerds.


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