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.

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

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

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

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