Recursion: This page lists my favorite examples of recursion.
Talk about crosswords and linguistics: In October 2020, I gave a talk for the National Museum of Language called “Language Squared: The Linguistics of Crosswords.” You can view the full talk here and can view highlights here.
Published crosswords: As a hobby, I construct crossword puzzles. I have published 35 puzzles in the New York Times (solution grids to all the puzzles are here, but spoiler alert in case you want to solve them! And here are the words that I debuted in the New York Times). I have also published crosswords in the New Yorker, the Los Angeles Times, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and Buzzfeed.
Johns Hopkins crossword: In 2019, I constructed a crossword puzzle for Johns Hopkins University as part of the President’s annual message of thanks to the community. Some press coverage of the crossword:
Phonetic Scrabble: Antonio Martinez and I made a set of wooden scrabble tiles in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) based on counts from Gretchen McCulloch. Here are some pictures of it on Gretchen McCulloch’s blog.