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How does a cruciverbalist create crossword puzzles?

How are crossword puzzles made? In this episode of WIRED Masterminds, cruciverbalist David Kwong demonstrates how he makes crossword puzzles for The New York Times. And since he’s also a magician, his theme for the crossword (and a few extra puzzles within the video) is about playing cards.

Learn the process, rules, and tips that can help you create your own New York Times-worthy crossword puzzle. Find additional support on Wikihow. Plus, check out this helpful crossword-making tool: OneLook.com.

Related reading: How to Solve The New York Times Crossword.

Follow this with more videos about words: Making Sense of Spelling and Where Do New Words Come From?

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