Jeff Chen recently published a crossword puzzle in the New York Times (NYT) for the first time. Previously, Chen had puzzles in the LA Times. Chen said his puzzles were rejected 26 times before one stuck. He was paid $200 and worked on it for 10 hours. The theme of the puzzle was body parts.
Chen is an entrepreneur who helped launch Acucela, the developer of a treatment for degenerative eye disease. He has an undergraduate degree from Stanford University and a master’s in business administration from the University of Washington.