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Fill Me In is a crossword podcast, or at least, that's what it pretends to be. Most of the time, it's about other things (including, but not limited to: soup, Thor, Rosana Ñler, sandwiches, Stephen Sondheim, Viewer Mail, vuvuzelas, inappropriate glorification of the E Division, and more), but occasionally, we also talk about crosswords.
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Crossnerds is the world's best—er, nerdiest—crossword puzzle podcast. Editors, constructors, solvers, and allies deliver piping-hot takes on the New York Times crossword puzzle and the vast cruciuniverse of wordplay beyond.
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Writer, comedian, and social gadabout Lucas Murphy sits down with friends and contemporaries to solve the New York Times crossword puzzle. Along the way he might just learn a little bit about life, love, and the meaning of archaic words.
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Election Day 2024 is a highly anticipated event that will determine the future of the country. Many people are curious about when this significant day will take place. The 2024 election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 5th. With each passing day, the anticipation and excitement grow, as citizens wonder how many days are left until election results 2024. It is a time when candidates are vying for the highest office in the land, President; and the outcome of the general election will shape t ...
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Jynx and Alisha of comedy duo, Lady Bizness, have always wanted to be a part of a book-club, but with their busy schedules they just don’t have the time to read. On Overbooked, Jynx and Alisha are starting a book-club, where absolutely no reading is required.
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On this weekly show, I'll be recommending a podcast episode based on what National Day it is (e.g. National Hangover Day). You'll also get at least two more diverse recommendations so you don't have to be one of those annoying bots that ask for them on twitter. I promise it will be short and semi-sweet because nobody should be subjected to listening to me for more than 5 minutes. You'll also hear from my friends just to prove I have them. This podcast uses the following third-party services ...
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The World Within explores the inner workings and unanswered questions of some of our world’s unique and uncommon jobs, hobbies, or personal endeavors. This podcast seeks to ask the questions that so many wonder, but have never found answers to, or discover new and curious pursuits outside the definition of conventional.
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Matt King hosts a weekly conversation with someone we all love. With co-host Mike Sheffer, each week Hoot & a Half invites a different guest to share a thoughtful and funny conversation about the people we all love. Internet friends, musicians, actors, you name it. Sit back, relax, enjoy a Hoot and a Half.
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10 questions. 10 points. 10 minutes. Hello, I’m Carol Vorderman and welcome to Perfect 10, the daily quiz that’s guaranteed to educate, entertain…and irritate! Each weekday I’ll have ten questions that’ll really get your synapses firing and maybe get you groaning when I reveal the answers. Make sure you subscribe, follow and ‘like’ to get our episodes as soon as they drop, available through Acast on all major Podcast Channels and our Perfect 10 YouTube Channel. So, why not join us Monday to ...
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A delightful Thursday crossword by reliably delightful crossword constructor Dan Caprera, today's puzzle has much to commend it. The theme is spot on, and while the rest of the puzzle is based on tougher than usual clues, it is all for a good cause -- as you will hear in today's exciting episode! Show note imagery: Some of the many OLIVETREES paint…
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Engaging in daily crossword puzzles can drastically decorate an man or woman's trouble-fixing abilties. The intellectual exercising required to decipher clues and fill in the grid prompts essential thinking and boosts analytical abilities. As one tackles the challenging clues every day, they broaden strategies to solve troubles, suppose creatively,…
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A crunchier than usual Sunday crossword by John Rippe and Jeff Chen, a side-effect, perhaps, of a brilliant theme that had Jeff Chen's fingerprints all over it. There were many clever clues - 35A, Something you might break into, SONG (ha!); 9D, Game with annoying pop-ups, WHACAMOLE (raising again, that epic question, where'd the K go?); and 97A, Ou…
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10 Questions. 10 Points. 10 Minutes. It's Monday so it is time for the first Perfect 10 quiz of this brand new week! As always there are 10 brilliant questions and puzzles to train your brain and help you feel smarter and sharper... so let's get quizzing! Remember that 10 minutes is all it takes to feel 10 times smarter, every day of the week. Don'…
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This week, host Isaac Butler talks to Anthony McGill, principal clarinetist for the New York Philharmonic. In the interview, Anthony describes his weekly routine, which includes practicing lots of different pieces at any given time, rehearsing, and playing multiple shows per week. He also talks about his meditation practice, his ability to play and…
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A challenging debut (!) crossword by Jess Rucks. Our intrepid cohosts found said challenge in different areas of the grid, Jean in the mid east, Mike in the northwest. But, after exploring their respective mind palaces - Jean's approximately the size of Green Bay, Wisconsin, and Mike's approximately the size of a pup tent you can find for sale at t…
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A challenging Friday crossword by Evan Kalish, although not as difficult as some crosswords, it did take at least one of our cohosts a while to get any traction. But once they did, ..., well, it still took them a tranche of time to solve, and they enjoyed every minute of it! Although we covered most of the peg-the-awesomeness-meter clues in today's…
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10 Questions. 10 Points. 10 Minutes. Once again we have made it to Friday, which means it's Flashback Friday - a Perfect 10 quiz consisting of our favourite questions from our massive back catalogue of shows. As always we have a great quiz lined up for you and in just 10 minutes you'll be heading into the weekend feeling 10 times smarter. Enjoyed t…
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Today's crossword was Bill Thompson's 10th NYTimes publication, and based on this, we can't wait for his 11th. The theme was extremely clever, and there were OCEANS of great clues, including 55D, "Gee, I wish I was back in the _______" (song from "White Christmas"), ARMY; an APPLEBETTY alternative, perhaps, 30D, Linzer _________ (pastry); and 42D, …
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10 questions. 10 points. 10 minutes. We are getting closer to the weekend so it's time for your fourth Perfect 10 of the week! As always we have a show packed full of questions and brain teasers to help you keep your mind clear and sharp. So join us on your commute, while exercising or at work and we'll hopefully help you feel a bit sharper and sma…
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Today's crossword had a fine theme -- discussed herein -- but the rest of the clues also did their part. We particularly enjoyed 4D, Lady Gaga hit included on Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time" list, BADROMANCE (BADROMANCE, but great song!); 59A, Occam's _________, RAZOR (when you need to trim a conspiracy theory down to size); and th…
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10 questions. 10 points. 10 minutes. It's Wednesday so it's time for your midweek edition of Perfect 10. As always we have a show packed full of questions and brain teasers to help you keep your mind clear and sharp. So join us on your commute, while exercising or at work and we'll hopefully help you feel a bit sharper and smarter in just 10 minute…
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This week, Brian returns from the ACPT with all the news (but none of the puzzles), and Ryan hacks and coughs his way through another Thunder Round with all the puzzles (but none of the news?). Look, just because we don't think Alex Eaton-Salners is actually Will Shortz doesn't mean that he couldn't be. If you get bored (how could you?!), write som…
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A fine and timely crossword by Peter Gordon (his 128th!!) , celebrating that rare celestial event, an incoming asteroid that only Bruce Willis can ... no, scratch that, the juxtaposition of the sun and moon causing much confusion among animals and consternation among newscasters. We are speaking, of course, of today's eclipse, and Peter Gordon, the…
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10 questions. 10 points. 10 minutes. It's Tuesday so it is time for this week's second instalment of Perfect 10. As always we have a show packed full of questions and brain teasers to help you keep your mind clear and sharp. So join us on your commute, while exercising or at work and we'll hopefully help you feel a bit sharper and smarter in just 1…
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Depending on which cohost you ask, today's crossword was either a) a delicious piece o' cake, or b) the inspiration for Edvard Munch's The Scream. Both agreed that it was an intriguing crossword, thanks to a clever theme that exploited the observation that duplicate letters can form homonyms -- YYs (wise), EEs (ease), PPs (peas), etc., etc. Deets i…
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10 Questions. 10 Points. 10 Minutes. It's Monday so it is time to start a brand new week of Perfect 10 quizzes. Hooray! As always there are 10 brilliant questions and puzzles to train your brain and help you feel smarter and sharper... so let's get quizzing! Remember that 10 minutes is all it takes to feel 10 times smarter, every day of the week. D…
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This week, host Ronald Young Jr. talks to Linda Holmes, host of NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast and author of two novels: Evvie Drake Starts Over and Flying Solo. In the interview, Linda explains how she started her career practicing law in Minnesota before she pivoted to TV criticism. She also talks about how NPR came to take pop culture seri…
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Today's crossword was jaw-droppingly difficult, each clue handcrafted to be more devious than the one that preceded it. From 44A, Notably circular formations on Mars, DUNES (they have dunes on Mars? cool!), to 48A, Flowers that are a a source of the anti-inflammatory drug colchicine, CROCI (woah!), to even 45A, Cup alternative, PINT (gasp!), it is …
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Rebecca Goldstein has a knack for creating festive, fun crosswords, and her streak is unbroken as a result of today's fine work -- so far she's having a BANNERYEAR. The crossword was tough but fair, definitely worth 5 squares on the JAMCR scale -- deets inside! Show note imagery: Oh, sure, India gave the world chess, shampoo, and cashmere, but thes…
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Today's crossword has it all! A unique theme / drink recipe, a nice piece of grid art, and as a reward for the intrepid solver, a flash color to celebrate its successful completion. Several clues we thought worthy of note: 54A, Derby participants in July, BATTERS; 44A, Gave a red card, informally, DQED; 49A, Betting recklessly, in poker, ONTILT; an…
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10 Questions. 10 Points. 10 Minutes. It's Friday which means it's Flashback Friday - a Perfect 10 quiz consisting of our favourite questions from our massive back catalogue of shows. As always we have a great quiz lined up for you and in just 10 minutes you'll be heading into the weekend feeling 10 times smarter. Enjoyed this episode? Make sure to …
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For this week’s episode of Working Overtime, hosts Ronald Young Jr. and Isaac Butler take on listener Bob’s question about how to shift your brain from editor mode to creator mode. Creating new work can be invigorating, but then having to go back and self-edit your creations can zap your creative drive. Ronald and Isaac speak about their experience…
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A wonderful Wednesday crossword by prolific veteran cruciverbalist Alex Eaton-Salners. The theme was cute, and the rest of the grid a hoot, with a plethora of entertaining and eduational clues scattered throughout. We've got the deets inside, so have a listen and, of course, enjoy! Show note imagery: An IMPALA, hoping that it doesn't get hit by a C…
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10 questions. 10 points. 10 minutes. It's Thursday so it's time for your fourth Perfect 10 of the week! As always we have a show packed full of questions and brain teasers to help you keep your mind clear and sharp. So join us on your commute, while exercising or at work and we'll hopefully help you feel a bit sharper and smarter in just 10 minutes…
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10 questions. 10 points. 10 minutes. It's Wednesday so it's time for the third Perfect 10 of the week. As always we have a show packed full of questions and brain teasers to help you keep your mind clear and sharp. So join us on your commute, while exercising or at work and we'll hopefully help you feel a bit sharper and smarter in just 10 minutes.…
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This week, Ryan and Brian make their ACPT predictions, consider their options for another eclipse in 2241, and attempt to learn pronunciation. We edited out most of Ryan's ills and woes, but there may be a few stray sneezes. On behalf of the wonderful constructors of our most recent Contest of Then, we would like to promote both the Midwest Crosswo…
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Much hilarity ensues in today's grid, undoubtedly inspired by the day (April 1st). It did make for a tricky Monday, however, and, at least for Mike, a much slower time than average. Still, a worthy attempt, definitely worth 4 squares on the JAMCR sale. Show note imagery; There's just something about this mountain ... Contact Info: We love listener …
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10 questions. 10 points. 10 minutes. It's Tuesday so it is time for the second Perfect 10 of the week. As always we have a show packed full of questions and brain teasers to help you keep your mind clear and sharp. So join us on your commute, while exercising or at work and we'll hopefully help you feel a bit sharper and smarter in just 10 minutes.…
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Another one of those sprawling Sunday grids that we all know and love, 21x21 squares chock-full of delicious puzzlement, along with a heaping side of puns -- because what would a Sunday crossword be without them? This was Spencer Leach's 4th NYTimes crossword, and his first Sunday. When he's not constructing crosswords, Spencer is studying mechanic…
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10 Questions. 10 Points. 10 Minutes. It's Easter Monday but we still have a brand new Perfect 10 quiz for you. As always there are 10 brilliant questions and puzzles to train your brain and help you feel smarter and sharper... so let's get quizzing! Remember that 10 minutes is all it takes to feel 10 times smarter, every day of the week. Don't forg…
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This week, guest-host Kristen Meinzer talks to Joshua Jay, a world-class magician, storyteller, and author of multiple books about the history and craft of magic. In the interview, Joshua explains how he’s able to conceive of, design, and execute original tricks. He also talks about the role of storytelling in his work, and he explains how certain …
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