Wordplay!

Last night, The Observer threw a premiere party for Wordplay, the new documentary by Patrick Creadon. The film goes along with crossword king and enigmatologist Will Shortz to the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament.

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New York Times crossword puzzle editor Will Shortz (center) with director Patrick Creadon (right) and producer Christine O’Malley (left).

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Will Shortz with Tyler Hinman, one of the youngest competitors to enter the tournament and a main character of the film.

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The good-natured Tyler Hinman defends his crossword-themed tie to party guests.