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Whether you consider it a pastime, a weekend diversion or an addiction, the New York Times crossword puzzle is a mainstay for countless readers across the country. This documentary looks at Will Shortz, the man behind the brainteasers, as well as the people who play his game. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A
Violence: A
Sexual Content: B
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Theater Release: 22 Jun 2006
Video Release: 16 Nov 2006
MPAA Rating: PG
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Why Is Wordplay Rated PG?

Tensions rise as the 28th Annual New York Times Crosswords Tournament comes to a finale, but these competitors keep their emotions in check with only a few mild profanities. While outlining guidelines, a puzzle constructor briefly discusses bodily functions. Two men kiss.

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