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From crosswords to jigsaws, A.J. Jacobs cracks the code on our love affair with puzzles
Writer A.J. Jacobs joins Piya Chattopadhyay to discuss his new book, The Puzzler: One Man's Quest to Solve the Most Baffling Puzzles Ever, from Crosswords to Jigsaws to the Meaning of Life. It's a deep dive into the world of brain teasers and the people who love them. But beyond fun and games, Jacobs argues that the puzzling mindset – one that touts getting curious before getting furious – can help us solve the big issues of our times.