Jan 28, 2020
Jan 21, 2020
This week, Ryan and Brian battle a cryptic crossword, weigh the values of a Philadelphia roll, and render apologies. The first five minutes are about baseball, but after that, we talk puzzles. Links: Scott Weiss's Anti-Match Quiz • Ben Zimmer's 2019 nominees for Word of the Year
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Jan 14, 2020
This week, Ryan and Brian spend the first 30 minutes of this way-too-long episode on Learned League and baseball — that's a warning to you. Skip ahead to 28:26 for Viewer Mail. But also: cryptics, Centuplicates, and Brian gets no thunder of his own. Last week's Contest Of Now is still available at
Jan 7, 2020
This week, Ryan and Brian get a second report on Two Across, practice saying 4-digit numbers and words with silent letters, and offer a two-week contest which can be found at http://bit.ly/fmi225con. Also, Beauty and the Beast may have closed, but the puzzles live on!
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