112 episodes

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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    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

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.

    SCREEN SHARING | Hey Shorti

    SCREEN SHARING | Hey Shorti

    To Bork, or not to Bork? That is not the question. The question is, what will Rebecca and Brooke SAY about the last week (11/15/21 - 11/21/21) in New York Times crossword puzzles? A sampling:
    The Great Alfred Nobel Obituary Mixup How to make grid art CHEETO: implications for Mento? Happy [Un]Thanksgiving! Namaste.
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    • 35 min
    CHOICE WORDS | I want candy

    CHOICE WORDS | I want candy

    You and your lawn decorations better get into Crosstume: Rebecca and Brooke are Rebacka, reviewing New York Times crossword puzzles from 10/25/21 thru 10/31/21. Included: the Great David S. Pumpkins SNUB of 2021, the NYT's Amazon Alexa obsession, urchin injuries, and guff. More worms, mama!
    Read about zombies' Haitian roots here, in the Atlantic.
     
    Enjoying "Crossnerds"? Give us five ⭐️s and comment in Apple Podcasts! @ us on Twitter! Support us on Patreon! Or just keep listening. Or all. Ideally all. But we'll take any. Please and thank you!

    • 36 min
    SPORTS NUTS | No m&ms, but I do have two EMS

    SPORTS NUTS | No m&ms, but I do have two EMS

    What do you get when a meta 4 meets the right pants leg?  While you're coming up with the answer, please enjoy this list we compiled based on New York Times crossword puzzles from 10/18/21 thru 10/24/21.
    Are They Out There?:
    Aliens Santa (Lapland??) The "d" in "handsome" We also talk about other conspiracies, such as themes that appear vertically (in the Downs).
    Sleep tight, sweet humans.......👽 👽~~
    Enjoying "Crossnerds"? Give us five ⭐️s and comment in Apple Podcasts! @ us on Twitter! Support us on Patreon! Or just keep listening. Or all. Ideally all. But we'll take any. Please and thank you!

    • 35 min
    COMMON CORE | Balls in a pocket

    COMMON CORE | Balls in a pocket

    From Beelzebub and the shillelaghs we're esporting to lead pipes, "so-what" clues, and that blasted Off!: it's a whirlwind tour of New York Times crossword puzzles from 10/11/21 thru 10/17/21. 
    Enjoying "Crossnerds"? Give us five ⭐️s and comment in Apple Podcasts!  Comment @ us on Twitter! Support us on Patreon! Or just keep listening. Or all. Ideally all. But we'll take any. Please and thank you!

    • 36 min
    SNOOZEFEST | You losefest

    SNOOZEFEST | You losefest

    Rebecca and Brooke reunite IRL to bulk up our crossword podcasting r*sum*s by discussing New York Times puzzles from 9/27/21 - 10/3/21. We ask Important Questions Of Our Time (WHO IS EATING THE COOKIES???), explore kangaroos (mutual sniffing), the history of diagonal symmetry in the NYT (abridged), and how to use the puzzle as a platform (if you want).
    Will Nediger's indie puzzle roundups are on his blog, Bewilderingly Puzzles.

    • 34 min
    STUDY BREAKS | A real rowdydow

    STUDY BREAKS | A real rowdydow

    Ready the snow scythes and bring in the beakers! Rebecca and Brooke review the New York Times crossword puzzles from 9/20/21 - 9/26/21. 
    The Crossword Collaboration Directory is a beautiful thing!! Among other sources, here is CNN's piece on Ole Miss. Go forth and clue responsibly.
    Enjoying "Crossnerds"? Give us five ⭐️s and comment in Apple Podcasts! Or just keep listening. Or both. Ideally both. But we'll take either. Please and thank you!

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

grimacetjackson ,

crossnerds - yes!

i would listen to rebecca and andy talk about anything at length, but especially crosswords - they bring both a great depth of analysis and a much-needed empathy to the discourse, all while being funny and delightful (the “cold opens” in particular always slay me).

BK2021 ,

Refreshing

I am looking forward to this podcast each week. It's refreshing to hear positive, insightful comments instead of NYT crossword bashing, which seems fashionable of late.

connisour ,

the podcast

this is refreshing, fun and creative! so enjoyable to hear these two talk about the clues, life, and meaning!!! looking forward to future 'episodes'!

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