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New York Times’ Crossword Puzzle Editor Will Shortz Is A Dedicated Table Tennis Player

How is a crossword puzzle similar to table tennis?

Just ask Will Shortz, who has edited The New York Times’ daily crossword puzzle since 1993. He’s a master of words, but he’s also ranked in the top 25% of table tennis players over 60.

He plays two hours a day, and intends on setting a world record for most consecutive days played. So far, he’s up to 1,474 days in a row. Six years ago, he even opened his own table tennis center in New York.

Thanks to CBS’ Sunday Morning, this is his story:

 

Kim Constantinesco

Kim Constantinesco

As the founder and editor-in-chief of Purpose2Play.com, Kim Constantinesco dives under the surface hype to illuminate heroes in the sports world. Whether talking with the first man with cerebral palsy to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro, or the first woman to mountain bike across Afghanistan, Kim has a keen interest in shining the spotlight on ordinary people doing extraordinary things. She believes it's time media starts placing a higher value on the people and communities who are actively doing something to make the world a little better. Previously, she covered the Denver Broncos and the NFL for seven seasons. Her work has been featured on NFL.com, CBS Sports, Fox Sports, The New York Times, and USA Today. She resides in Denver, CO. When not working, she can be found deep in the Rocky Mountains throwing backflips on her snowboard. Follow Kim on Twitter: @KimCon14
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