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. Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon are full-time freelance puzzle writers. They live in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
"[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