The New York Times Will Print an All-Puzzle Section for the Holidays

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An upcoming edition of The New York Times Magazine will have some extra space devoted to puzzles. The paper’s Sunday, December 18 magazine issue will include a “Puzzle Spectacular,” a one-off, full-page section edited entirely by NYT crossword puzzle editor Will Shortz—America’s leading crossword expert—and his team.

Puzzle obsessives will get a crack at more than 30 different games, including Sudoku, brain teasers, and of course, crosswords. As a nod to fans of the paper’s crosswords—who, according to magazine editor-in-chief, Jake Silverstein, are some of the magazine’s most devoted subscribers—the centerpiece will be the Times’ largest crossword ever.

It’s only available in print, so you’ll have to go outside and buy a real newspaper for once. If you hate holding a paper in your hands, the NYT also just released its first crossword app for Android.