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Learn to Make a New York Times Crossword

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

We’re super excited to welcome Times crossword constructor (and Lamplighter regular!) Ross Trudeau to lead an interactive workshop on how to build your own puzzle. Topics include how to generate a theme, build and fill a grid, and write groan-worthy clues, just like the ones Ross wrote for the puzzle that adorns the can of our coffee honey brown ale, Wordplay!

And we’re looking at you, womxn, LGBTQ+ folk, and people of color! Even in 2020, more than 80% of Times puzzles are constructed by men. If you identify as a member of any of these underrepresented cruciverbalist communities, stick around after the workshop to get further individual support towards getting your puzzles published.

P.S. Your ticket also includes a beer, coffee, or tea to sip on during the class.


Lamplighter Brewing
284 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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(617) 945-0450