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Fill Me In

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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Apr 26, 2022

This week, Ryan and Brian learn a bunch about the Easter season holidays, ponder the pronunciation of Qatar, and get the hot tea on a 53-second solve. All that plus a contest crossword at

If you get bored, write something for the Fill Me In wiki.

And if you're...

Apr 19, 2022

This week, Ryan and Brian edit out a bunch of nonsense about synth books, but leave behind a bit of Learned League cryptic clues, a deep dive into the use of IRA as a crossword entry, and fail to name two constructors in one take. All that plus a new contest crossword at 

If you get bored, write...