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May 31, 2022

This week, it's a double dose of Syracuse hosts as Rachel Fabi joins Brian on the show. They explore XW Stats, a fantastic new site all about individual statistics on the #NYTXW, ponder the difference between a die hard fan and a "Die Hard" fan, and dig into a Thunder Round from this past week of puzzles. All that plus...

May 24, 2022

This week, Ryan and Brian talk sandwiches, clubs, a handful of famous people no one talks about anymore, Scott Weiss's latest Anti-Match Quiz, and a strong week of puzzles. All that plus a contest crossword at

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May 17, 2022

This week, Ryan and Brian are thrilled to welcome author A.J. Jacobs (website, Twitter) and puzzlemaker Greg Pliska (website, Twitter), who discuss their new book "The Puzzler." Also, a hardcore quiz on Sondheim lyrics, some time traveling, and a false start to what was supposed to be a quick Thunder Round. All that...

May 10, 2022

This week, Brian plays Ryan for a bit, an unnamed visitor mumbles in the background, and there's more musical theater and sports than anyone wanted. All that plus a contest crossword at

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May 3, 2022

THE STORY: Ryan Hecht is a published crossword constructor. That's the show note.

Okay, we also fail to pronounce things we've allegedly learned in the past, shout out our wonderful Patreon supporters, and have a new crossword contest at

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