Dinner Impossible Melds Word Nerdery and Food [video]

Quick! Name two people you'd never, ever imagine would be standing on stage together?

In last week's episode of Dinner Impossible titled "Crossword Puzzle Crisis," New York Times crossword puzzle editor Will Shortz challenged Robert Irvine to create dishes based on common culinary phrases at the annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament held back in February at the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott.

Here's a five-minute clip of attendees trying to guess the food idioms and puns. You have to be a word nerd to truly appreciate this, otherwise this is just brain-numbingly dull and painful. Onward!

Video: Dinner Impossible Word Nerdery

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