Portraits for Western University’s Alumni Gazette.
Will Nediger is a puzzling guy.
Obsessed with solving crosswords at an early age, he created his first puzzle at 10. “I’m sure it was pretty terrible,” Nediger said, recalling the scores of graph paper ruined, as he erased away his penciling early on, honing his craft.
But practice paid off.
At 16, the New York Times – home of the world’s most famous crossword – accepted one of his puzzles. By 18, and in his second year at Western, six of his puzzles had made the cut. Pretty impressive, considering the paper receives 75-100 submissions each week.
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