Will Shortz Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Salary, Net Worth, Puzzle Master

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Will Shortz Biography

Will Shortz (William F. Shortz ) is a popular American puzzle creator as well as the editor currently working for The New York Times as the crossword puzzle editor. He wrote a paper that he known as “Puzzles as a Profession” which garnered him a B+ in his 8th grade. He wrote to an American Language on Vacation author Dmitri Borgmann seeking advice on how to chase a career in puzzles at the age of 13.

Will Shortz Age

Will Shortz was born on 26th August 1952, in Crawfordsville, Indiana, United States of America. He is 69 years old.

Will Shortz  Height

He is a man of average stature. Will stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches (Approx 1.7m).

Will Shortz Family

Will Shortz was born to his loving and caring father and mother in Crawfordsville, Indiana, United States. However, Will has not shared any information in regard to his parents and siblings in the public domain.

Will Shortz Education

Will went to Indiana University where he attained his degree in enigmatology the study of puzzles. Additionally, he graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1977.

Will Shortz Wife

Despite being a well-known crossword puzzle editor, Will has managed to keep the information in regard to his marital status away from the limelight thus making it difficult to mention if he is married, dating, engaged, or single.

Will Shortz Salary

He receives a decent salary of $76,275 annually. This is according to The New York Times crossword puzzle editors’ salaries.

Will Shortz’s Net Worth

Will Shortz has piled up a decent fortune over the years and has an estimated net worth of around $10 million.

Will Shortz Career

He began contributing frequently on crossword puzzles to Dell publications at the age of sixteen. In due course, he graduated with a degree in enigmatology the study of puzzles from Indiana University in 1974. Through the Individualized Major Program of Indiana University, Will attained his thesis by designing his own curriculum.

Will attended the University of Virginia School of Law where he graduated with a Juris Doctor degree in 1977. Nevertheless, he didn’t sit for the bar exam and instead started his career in puzzles. Will has authored or edited more than 100 books and owns magazines dating back to 1545 as well as more than 20,000 puzzle books. Will possesses the world’s largest private library on the subject. As of now, he is an active member and historian of the National Puzzlers’ League.

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