Helene Hovanec has been the author or editor of nearly 50 puzzle books, including most recently Around the World in 80 Puzzles. She has developed puzzles for websites and CD-ROM's, as well as creating and producing "Puzzle Package," a presentation for elementary school children.
Will Shortz has been the crossword puzzle editor of The New York Times since 1993. He is also the puzzlemaster on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday and is founder and director of the annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. He has edited countless books of crossword puzzles, Sudoku, KenKen, and all manner of brain-busters.