TV Movie | TV-G | | Crime, Mystery
A crossword is found on the murdered owner of a burglarized art gallery. Tess, a Sentinel crossword editor, finds clues in crosswords. Eventually, detective Logan accepts her clues and help. Tess is also running a crossword tournament.
Will Shortz - puzzle editor of The New York Times and NPR's Sunday morning puzzle-master - was among the writers and executive producers of this movie. He also made an uncredited appearance as a table tennis player, coming up to the main characters outdoors and asking to have his ping pong ball returned.
The crossword at the beginning written in cursive is different than the one used later on. The first clue answer is bird - that agrees. However, the answers to clues 2 and 3 do not match.