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Overall A

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.

Violence A
Sexual Content B
Profanity B
Substance Use A-

Why is Wordplay rated PG?

Official MPAA Rating: Wordplay is rated PG for for some language and mild thematic elements.

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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.