The 23-year-old wordsmith behind the hip, new voice of The New York Times crossword puzzle

The answers to the May 29th New York Times crossword puzzle included “epicness,” “twitter hashtag,” “where it’s at,” and “hell no.” Although the 61-year-old Will Shortz edits every submission that graces the Gray Lady’s pages, that day’s entry had sprung from the mind of 23-year-old Anna Shechtman, Shortz’s assistant and a four-time puzzle contributor for the Times.

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