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ig-news-digest        tuesday, january 24 2006        volume 09 : number 003

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  [ig-news] crossword gurus highlighted in 'wordplay'  ["heidi smith" <indig]


date: mon, 23 jan 2006 14:58:05 est
from: "heidi smith" <>
subject: [ig-news] crossword gurus highlighted in 'wordplay'

[sherlyn's note: this is an excerpt of a message which was originally sent to
the indigo girls mailing list at]

crossword gurus highlighted in  'wordplay'

by david germain

park city, utah (ap) - they are self-professed word  nerds. their numbers
include former president clinton, jon stewart, the  folk-rock duo indigo girls
and new york yankees pitcher mike mussina. their idol  is a guy named will

crossword puzzles and the people who love them are the  subject of the lively
documentary "wordplay," which premiered over the weekend  at the sundance
film festival.


sundance crowds were so caught up in the film's footage  of last year's
crossword tournament that viewers groaned over a bitter  agony-of-defeat moment
the dramatic finale.

the same passion is captured with everyday players.  "the daily show" host
stewart is seen assaulting the times crossword, shouting  "come on, shortz!
bring it!" indigo girls emily saliers and amy ray note they  felt they had truly
arrived when they were included in a times crossword.  mussina says he takes a
times crossword as far he can then calls on the bullpen,  getting teammates to
help him finish.


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