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THE BROW BEAT
Alan Shipnuck
December 18, 2006
HIGH Think solving crossword puzzles isn't a sport? Talk to the competitors at the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, featured in the charming documentary Wordplay. Think only geeks do crosswords? Talk to Yankees pitcher Mike Mussina, who shows up in the film to explain his passion for The New York Times puzzle.
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December 18, 2006

The Brow Beat

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HIGH Think solving crossword puzzles isn't a sport? Talk to the competitors at the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, featured in the charming documentary Wordplay. Think only geeks do crosswords? Talk to Yankees pitcher Mike Mussina, who shows up in the film to explain his passion for The New York Times puzzle.

LOW Nacho Libre brilliantly combines two things--Jack Black and men in tights--that are intrinsically hilarious. The plot's a bit far-fetched: Black is a monk moonlighting as a lucha libre wrestler because he wants to.... Oh, never mind. It's Jack Black in tights! Critics might argue that it's a one-joke flick. Maybe so, but it's one funny joke.

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