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Episode 13: Anarchism Is...Crossword Puzzles (with Leonard Williams)

Episode 13: Anarchism Is...Crossword Puzzles (with Leonard Williams)

This week's episode is an interview with Professor Leonard Williams, a professor of political science, crossword puzzle constructor, and author of the new book, Black Blocks, White Squares: Crosswords with an Anarchist Edge. Join me and Professor Williams for a discussion of that book, plus the anarchist nature of 60s protests, the forces driving the rebirth of anarchism in the 21st century, and even the anarchist nature of constructing and solving crossword puzzles. You can get the book at your local bookstore, or directly from the publisher, AK Press: https://www.akpress.org/blackblockswhitesquares.html

If any of you are interested in constructing some of your own puzzles, here are some resources from Professor Williams:

Free construction software:
Crosshare https://crosshare.org/

Crosserville https://www.crosserville.com/

Construction tips and help:
Cruciverb.com https://www.cruciverb.com/index.php Crossword Construction Society https://www.facebook.com/groups/482228206541820/

Crossword Puzzle Collaboration Directory https://www.facebook.com/groups/1515117638602016/

Cruciverb (crossword constructors group) https://www.facebook.com/groups/cruciverb/

Other resources:
Crossword Constructor Resource Guide