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Fill Me In

Apr 23, 2024

This week, Ryan and Brian speak over music, customize their burgers, share more McCartneys than Jesuses, and offer one of the most nail-biting thrillers Kealoa has ever known -- but we won't harp on it, give a listen yourself.

If you get bored (how could you?!), write something for the Fill Me In wiki. And if you're...

Apr 16, 2024

This week, reigning ACPT champion Paolo Pasco stops by for a chat, but not before Ryan and Brian learn a few new facts about defiant bagel slingers, George Lopez, and the curious lives of Captain and Tennille.

Here are links to Paolo's work at the Atlantic, The New Yorker, his XWordInfo profile, his blog (which has...

Apr 9, 2024

This week, Brian returns from the ACPT with all the news (but none of the puzzles), and Ryan hacks and coughs his way through another Thunder Round with all the puzzles (but none of the news?). Look, just because we don't think Alex Eaton-Salners is actually Will Shortz doesn't mean that he couldn't be.

If you get...

Apr 2, 2024

This week, Ryan and Brian make their ACPT predictions, consider their options for another eclipse in 2241, and attempt to learn pronunciation. We edited out most of Ryan's ills and woes, but there may be a few stray sneezes.

On behalf of the wonderful constructors of our most recent Contest of Then, we would like to...

Mar 26, 2024

This week, Ryan and Brian are joined by correspondent and superlinguist Ben Zimmer, who chats it up on topics like fluffles, ghost words, mountweazels, Hamburglars, Horshacks, and hurkle-durkles. Also, the Content of Still Going On still goes on — solve it here!

If you get bored (how could you?!), write something...