CROSSWORDS: Challenge; Creativity; Problem Solving

Summary

  • until solve NYTCrosswords present us with complex, multi-layered patterns.
  • They've been used as an "intelligence" test and recruiting tool by code-breaking agencies, e.g., Bletchley Park [UK], NSA.
  • A uniquely human pursuit (for now) -- AI programs can't cope with the ambiguity and exceptions.
  • [Refs]: "In Crosswords, It's Man Over Machine, for Now"
  • [Refs]: "Tracing the Spark of Creative Problem-Solving"

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