It turns out that Jonathan Schmalzbach, co-owner of the Hamlet Bistro in Mt. Airy, works as a crossword puzzle maker for the New York Times on the side. There’s a great 2001 NPR interview (audio) with Schmalzbach and NYT crossword editor Will Shortz we recently came across that discusses the world of creating crossword puzzles.
But what we’re interested in is that the Hamlet Bistro is having a crossword puzzle night on Tuesday, May 8th:
Join us on Tuesday, May 8, for Crosswords on the Menu, featuring New York Times crossword constructor Jonathan Schmalzbach (yes, the very same Jonathan Schmalzbach who is the Bistro’s proprietor) who will create a Hamlet-themed crossword that can be solved as you dine. At 8 p.m. he will talk about the world of crosswords and will answer any questions you might have about constructing (or all those interesting folks you saw in the movie “Wordplay”!).