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Fox Special 'Superhuman' Showcases Easton Native's Puzzle-Solving Skills

Easton native Zoe Wheeler will show her puzzle-solving skills on the new Fox special "Superhuman."
Easton native Zoe Wheeler will show her puzzle-solving skills on the new Fox special "Superhuman." Photo Credit: Fox

EASTON, Conn. -- The Fox program "Superhuman" will feature the crossword puzzle abilities of Easton native Zoe Wheeler on Monday, according to a report in the Easton Courier.

Wheeler's puzzle-filled childhood and encouragement from her mother, children's author Elise Broach, led to her becoming the youngest female crossword constructor for The New York Times, according to the Courier.

Wheeler began creating them for The New York Times at age 19 while an English major at Brown University.

Talent scouts reached out to Wheeler to compete on "Superhuman" after seeing the puzzles she had created for The Times.

For the series premiere of "Superhuman," Wheeler and 11 other contestants used puzzle-solving skills to compete for $100,000. Actor Kal Penn hosts the show and the premiere's guest panelists include boxer and entertainer Mike Tyson, actress/comedian Mary Lynn Rajskub and neurosurgeon Dr. Rahul Jandial.

Tune in from 8 to 10 p.m. Monday to find out if Wheeler is "Superhuman."

Read more at Easton Courier .

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