Is there a podcast out there that you think I should guest on? Hit reply on this email and let me know. My spots on Hey Riddle Riddle will continue as long as they invite me back, but I’d love to bring those audio puzzles to other audiences. I’m especially looking for podcasts that reach the ears of folks in the position to hire The Mystery League for corporate team-building events.
Puzzle of the Week: Think of a musical instrument in 8 letters. Change one letter, then anagram, and you’ll get another musical instrument. What are they?
The MIT Mystery Hunt is one of the highlights of my year. This year, the event kicked off with an actual wedding for my friends Gabby and Mark, and it just got better from there. My team captain Eric Berlin wrote up a great recap, if you want a sense of what this whirlwind weekend is like.
Stella Zawistowski is one of the best crossword puzzle solvers in the US. She spoke to Man Repeller about “her meteoric rise in the competitive crossword community, sexism in puzzling, and how much she can deadlift.” She also talks about some of the resource available to help women and people of color break into crossword design.
I run The Mystery League, a company of creative puzzlemakers in Chicago. This is my weekly dispatch of puzzle news. To learn about puzzle events in Chicago, subscribe to Puzzling in Chicago: http://mysteryleague.com/pic.