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November 1947: Will Shortz Can Safely Ignore This Puzzle (You Too, Rex Parker)

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project.. A little grid, 13 boxes square, full of obscure words and frustration, the crossword emerged in The Times in November 1924 as the craze swept America … Continue reading

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A Puzzle From 1944

As part of my sabbatical from the blog (yes, this is a working sabbatical) I have been immersing myself in the 1940s and that includes the neglected job of tackling the random assortment of papers on my desk. Several years … Continue reading

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