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Fill Me In

Apr 20, 2021

Wait, didn't you specifically ask for a nearly 2-hour episode for the ACPT weekend? Well, too bad - we're giving you one anyway. Highlight: 48 minutes with Ben Zimmer. Lowlight: Probably the rest. There's a contest crossword (you can download it at http://bit.ly/fmi290con), and you should check out our twice-weekly...


Mar 10, 2020

This week, Ryan and Brian attempt to begin a variety cryptic, learn about crosswordese in the wild, and present a brand new contest crossword, which is available here. You have to listen to the show to get the password, but the puzzle is free!

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

And if you're...


Mar 3, 2020

This week, Ryan and Brian finish a cryptic, learn more about the Barnacle's family, and connect with a real life member of professional baseball. The Contest of Still Going On is still going on, so grab it now. You have to listen to the show to get the password, but the puzzle is free!

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Feb 25, 2020

This week, Ryan and Brian welcome a new club, announce an upcoming tournament, and someone actually solved the last contest. There's a new contest puzzle this week, so grab it now. You have to listen to the show to get the password, but the puzzle is free!

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Feb 18, 2020

This week, Ryan and Brian talk cryptics, number puzzles, and the New York Times Spelling Bee – and you'll be lucky if any of it came out right, thanks to some shoddy internet service in California. Editing this week's show was utter bananas. You think we're usually incoherent? Let's see how this works out.

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