PSA: collaborative NYT crosswords return to Twitch over the holiday weekend
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Itâs your first (and hopefully last) Thanksgiving holiday during a pandemic, and you might be looking for some kind of outlet for your newfound stress. Well, youâre in luck: New York Times Games is streaming collaborative crosswords on Twitch right now.
This collaborative take on the NYTâs online crosswords works kind of like Twitch Plays PokÃ©mon, relying on chat inputs from viewers watching the stream. (Of course, in this case, youâre entering in crossword answers rather than picking moves in a pokÃ©mon battle.) Commands are formatted like â23d barnâ meaning âthe answer for 23 down is barn.â From there, the game is smart enough to select the correct boxes and fill them in. Itâs designed by Sam Von Ehren, an NYT game designer.