In honor of the 75th anniversary of the New York Times crossword (which first debuted on Feb. 15, 1942,) Tyson teamed up with Times puzzle maven Andrea Carla Michaels, to create a crossword puzzle for this Monday that is truly out of this world.
As might be expected, the puzzle’s theme has a strong focus on space, with plenty of puns and Tyson’s well-documented sense of humor sprinkled throughout. An example of one of star-related clues and answers? “Toe testing the waters?” corresponds with the “Little Dipper.”
You can play Tyson’s space-themed masterpiece here.