Two clues were “Boxcars” and “Brandenburg Gate.”
The New York Times Sunday crossword resembled a swastika. Sunday morning was also the eve of the first day of Hanukkah. (It officially started Sunday evening.)
You see the design, and the first clue is, “I’m in heaven!”
This is the NYTimes crossword puzzle today on the first day of Hanukka.
— Keith Edwards (@keithedwards) December 18, 2022
Oh so this has happened before https://t.co/RUbiygMgHD
— Blake Flayton (@blakeflayton) December 19, 2022
— Alex Funaro (@Cadyfatcat) December 19, 2022
— Henrock (@BCHenrock) December 19, 2022
The New York Times defended the puzzle:
Despite the online speculation, Jordan Cohen, executive director of communications at the Times, told Newsweek that the only intentional aspect of the crossword’s appearance was its symmetry.
“This is a common crossword design: Many open grids in crosswords have a similar spiral pattern because of the rules around rotational symmetry and black squares,” Cohen said in a statement.
I wonder what the crossword will look like and what clues it will have on Sunday, which is Christmas.
The day before, the NY Times editorial board went after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, claiming Israel’s democracy was in danger under him.
Followed by a swastika crossword puzzle the next day. https://t.co/uL0LW3pFHy
— Marina Medvin 🇺🇸 (@MarinaMedvin) December 18, 2022
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