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When I first started doing today’s NY Times crossword, the only thing on the grid were circles where I now have red outlines. That’s a swastika, right there.

This puzzle design is... questionable.

This puzzle design is... questionable.

Now, I can’t be the only one who saw this today. Come on, people, that’s a Nazi puzzle! Maybe creator Peter A. Collins really didn’t see the swastika outline he designed, but I think it’s hard to miss.

Completed puzzle image via Rex Parker


Will Shortz must have been feeling the (Jersey Roots) Global Reach today, because the New York Times crossword was sporting some serious RU pride.

49 Across was clued “Home of the Scarlet Knights.” HEY, I KNOW THAT ONE!

Then, after digging a little deeper, I realized that one of the theme answers was one of Rutgers’ most noted fake alumni. 17 Across: “Myopic cartoon fellow,”

I eventually finished the puzzle, though I missed the second Z in ZAMBEZI (how could I be so stupid! I had a T, like an ass). But I was too fired up to worry about mistakes.  I made sure to announce my finding the moment my next class began; everyone expressed their lack of interest, and I sadly settled back into my corner. But I’m sure you guys think this is cool, right? I mean, it’s the NYT X-Word! The greatest in the world!


onion av club crossword

This week I was sitting at school, filling in the latest Onion A.V. Club crossword puzzle (consistently one of the best puzzles in the world).  By the time I finally realized the theme, I was so blown away that I wanted to run and tell someone what it was.  But I realized shortly thereafter that I don’t have any friends, so I came on here to tell you all about it.

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