And so, Will runs downstairs (even when he's running, this show finds a way to move slowly. It's kind of impressive, really) to the newspaper room to check out more crossword puzzles in today's newspapers from across the country. This involves lots of note-taking, crossword puzzle-circling, and exciting shots of Will thinking. And I thought the montage of his office furniture was boring. Wow. Finally, Will heads for David's office, where he isn't too excited about his find that he can't first ask David why he has a broom stuck to his wall. David explains that his foot brushed against this broom when the night janitor was sweeping up last night, and there's some crazy superstition that says you'll go to prison or die if you, like, touch a broom. You have to spit on the broom to break the curse, so instead of just spitting on the broom, David bought it from the janitor and then spit on it. Right, because I'm sure the janitor would have been furious at David for ruining his broom by spitting on the thing that CLEANS THE FLOOR. Also, how does someone this insanely superstitious maintain any kind of job, let alone a position of power over others? He probably only hired that Tanya moron because he stepped on a black beetle on a Monday.
Will finally tells David about his shocking discovery of a bunch of identical crossword puzzle clues in the big ticket papers. Not only did they all have that Latin word, but they also had the answers "bicamarel," "Fillmore," and "Marshall," which Will thinks represent the three branches of our government: Legislative ("bicameral," obviously), Executive (Fillmore was the last name of our 13th president, who Will says was a "lard-ass know-nothing." Well, Mr. Smarty-Pants, Fillmore wasn't that fat. He wasn't even the fattest president we've ever had. And just because he ran for president as the candidate of the Know-Nothing party once doesn't mean it should follow him around forever), and Judicial (Justice Thurgood Marshall). Since the last common clue is a four-leaf clover, Will thinks someone is saying that there are actually four branches of government. Um, that seems like a stretch. It's much easier and makes more sense to assume that all the crossword puzzle editors got lazy and copied Will Shortz from the day before and that you only found the answers' "connection" to the government because you were looking for one. David dismisses this as a bunch of crossword puzzle editors playing a joke on everyone, because they're all tons of fun like that. Will protests that this is more than that, but David just pushes the newspapers aside and thanks Will for being on the lookout. As soon as Will leaves the office (and by "soon," I mean "really slowly." Of course), David grabs the puzzles back and checks them out.