92 episodes

Crossnerds is the world's best—er, nerdiest—crossword puzzle podcast. Legends of the cruciuniverse deconstruct the past week in New York Times crossword puzzles. Constructors, editors, solvers, and n00bs alike on the good, bad, ugly, and snuggly that appeared in the past week's puzzle pages.

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Crossnerds is the world's best—er, nerdiest—crossword puzzle podcast. Legends of the cruciuniverse deconstruct the past week in New York Times crossword puzzles. Constructors, editors, solvers, and n00bs alike on the good, bad, ugly, and snuggly that appeared in the past week's puzzle pages.

    Chris King and the Island of Misfit Words

    Chris King and the Island of Misfit Words

    Come, all ye bell polishers, ye crepe hangers, ye highjohns, ye janes: ring in the New Year with a special dingle dangle to Chris King (@ckingsc)! Gather round yer device of choice and hear tell of thoughtful crossword construction, the best online and indie puzzles, the boon of cluing cities, and the bane of adjectives and awkward abbreviations. 🎊Happy 2020!🎊
    Chris is the author of https://chriswords.com/ and "5 Easy-to-Read Crossword Puzzles: Medium-Level Puzzles to Challenge Your Brain."
    Slang courtesy of A Flapper's Dictionary (1922).

    • 35 min
    OPEN WIDE! | The Giving Of Thanks 2019

    OPEN WIDE! | The Giving Of Thanks 2019

    Situationships. Popyrights(?). Emu eggs. Rampant mispronunciations. These are but a taste of the ingredients that flava-ed the last week of New York Times crossword puzzles (11/20/19 through 11/27/19). Here to help you digest them all are your trusty (vs. crusty) nerds du jour, Rebecca and Nate. We're so thankful for your listens and support. Please dig in.
    If you like us, please give us all the stars and comment in iTunes! Or just keep listening. Or both. Ideally both. But we'll take either. Happy holidaze!

    • 49 min
    LINES OF WORK | 2 Nerdy 2 Email-Curious

    LINES OF WORK | 2 Nerdy 2 Email-Curious

    Welcome to Qrossnerds: a v spesh ep featuring NATE CARDIN (@naytnaytnayt), who joins host REBECCA NEIPRIS to talk about Queer Qrosswords, representation in puzzles, and creating a safe space in crossworld‒one in which everyone can feel seen. Plus! Your weekly dose of New York Times crossword puzzle analysis, for 10/11/2019 - 10/15/2019. Enjoi!

    • 31 min
    WELL, WELL, WELL, IF IT ISN'T ... | You démodé, bae

    WELL, WELL, WELL, IF IT ISN'T ... | You démodé, bae

    UPDATED 9/17! "It ain't my fault that I'm out here makin' news," my grandmother used to say. "I'm the pudding in the proof/ Gotta blame it on the New York Times crossword puzzle." And then we would watch this animation of Dock Ellis's LSD no-hitter together. Over and over. And over again.
    Then I grew up to be a totally normal human and Natan and I talked about the daily NYTXW, 9/4/19 - 9/8/19.
    Ground... nut... Meg?

    • 31 min
    FLIP 'PHONES | ( -☞´◔‿ゝ◔`)-☞

    FLIP 'PHONES | ( -☞´◔‿ゝ◔`)-☞

    Welcome to the last-past week in the finest New York Times crossword puzzle analysis on the PLANET! This week, Rebecca "Etui 2020" Neipris and Natan "Crazy But Unbelievable" Last discuss bracketologists. kaomoji, who knows or does not know Tolkien (cough, Natan), and the cultural influence of the filme "Independence Day." We're talking #NYTXW, 6/24/19 - 6/30/19. Enjoi!

    • 32 min
    TAKE TWO | McDevito and the Radioactive Bananas

    TAKE TWO | McDevito and the Radioactive Bananas

    Hold on to your seashells: we're BACK, beaches!! And we're joined by crossword constructor and individual human Natan Last, whose esteemed puzzles have been published in the New Yorker, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and beyond. This week, we take on ice McQueens, good "oh"s, Chaka Khan, and oodles more. It's the week in New York Times crossword puzzles, 6/17/19 - 6/23/19.
    What's beyond the #NYTXW? Check out newyorker.com/crossword/puzzles-dept and crosswordnation.com/.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

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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