Joshua Kosman and Henri Picciotto are The Nation’s puzzlers. To read more about Kosman, click here. To read more about Picciotto, click here.
Check out The Nation’s Current Issue page each week for the latest puzzle.
Also be sure to check out Kosman and Picciotto’s former blog, Word Salad, for discussion of their Nation puzzle, cryptic crosswords, wordplay, and puzzles in general.
Stumped? The authors explain “How to Work The Nation’s Cryptic Puzzles” at thenation.com/puzzle-rules.
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