Times Crossword Editor Will Shortz to Appear on How I Met Your Mother

willshortz03082010 .jpgNew York Times crossword editor Will Shortz will appear in an upcoming episode of CBS sit-com How I Met Your Mother, FishbowlNY has learned.

Shortz will play himself in a show called “Robots vs. Wrestlers,” scheduled to air Monday May 17, confirms Lauren Kamm, the show’s studio publicist. In the show, Friedman will be attending a fancy party that the regular How I Met Your Mother cast crashes.

The editor, who recently appeared in our pages for touting the profitability of the Times.

@Carterbays, presumably the Twitter handle for Carter Bays, creator of How I Met Your Mothertweeted last Friday that Shortz would appear on the show..