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Fill Me In

Jan 12, 2021

This week, The Barnacle (our own word oracle Ben Zimmer) stops by for a little behind-the-scenes on his linguistic research syst. We also have a contest puzzle by Brian Gubin (you can download it at (, and you should check out our twice-weekly Twitch stream at on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 4pm PT / 7pm ET.

In this show, we also launch a proposal for a Crosswords Hall of Fame! We'd love to hear your nominations for the inaugural ballot – email those to us at

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