I’m a huge crossword puzzle fan. Many mornings I start my day with the New York Times Crossword and a coffee or tea to get my mind in gear and kick start a day of writing. Director Patrick Creadon recently did a documentary on the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament and the loyal following called Wordplay. I got the chance to interview Merl Reagle, the guy behind the Sunday crossword for papers like the LA Times, Seattle Times, and San Francisco Chronicle about his role in the film and the world of crossword puzzle enthusiasts. The day before I also interviewed Neil Burger, who’s latest film, The Illusionist, stars Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti and Jessica Biel. If you subscribe to the Hollywood Reviews podcast you can get both interviews and a handful of other interviews I’m doing throughout the Seattle International Film Festival.