Natan Last, a senior at Brown University, published his first puzzle in The New York Times in 2006, and in 2008 was the then-youngest-ever puzzle-maker to publish a Sunday New York Times crossword.
WILL SHORTZ has been the puzzle master for NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday since the program's start in 1987. He's also the crossword editor of The New York Times, the former editor of Games magazine, and the founder and director of the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament (since 1978). He is the only person in the world to hold a college degree in Enigmatology, the study of puzzles, which he earned from Indiana University in 1974. He lives near New York City.