Will Shortz Puts Spin on Ping Pong

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While crossword puzzles have been proven to exercise the brain and improve memory, guessing the answer to a difficult clue also provides emotional satisfaction, according to New York Times crossword editor Will Shortz.

Shortz, who last week spoke at the Museum program “This is Your Brain on Ping Pong,“ recently shared his passion for both puzzles and drop shots.

Check out the video below, and for more puzzles and brain teasers, visit the exhibition Brain: The Inside Story.