Whoa! Check out today’s TimesCast video at the New York Times website. Magician and crossword constructor David Kwong does a card trick that involves constructing a crossword on a whiteboard, and the denouement will absolutely blow you away. How did he do that?!? (My hunch is a stacked deck.)
I don’t think I can embed the video, alas. The TimesCast page is here; from there, you can select the December 6 video. Or you can visit the NYT’s home page and click on the video at the top. The crossword segment begins just past the halfway mark. And here’s the permanent URL for the video.
Tomorrow’s Science Times section will feature puzzles, so we’ll probably all want to take a look at that, too.
(Thanks to John Farmer for finding the video’s embed code, and for Evad for removing it since it was bothering some browsers.)