Friday, April 17, 2009

@NewYorkMag's #Twitter Crossword Goof

Ever do a crossword puzzle and decide that the clue just MUST be incorrect? About 9,999 out of 10,000, you're wrong.

How precious, then, that the one exception I've ever found would happen to come on the heels of the national media's ridiculous infatuation with Twitter. I do the New York magazine crossword each week because it's always fun and clever, so I'm a bit in shock that Maura B. Jacobson would let this one, from the April 20, 2009 issue, slide.

The answer is TWITTER, as shown above by the fact that I've solved the rest of the puzzle.

But here's the clue:


Oops. It couldn't happen to a dumber techno-fad.

5 comments:

R-J Guy said...

why all the twitter hate?

thomas said...

I'm quite curious as to what the clue was for 185 across.

THE STRIP PODCAST said...

i think you mean 105 -- TIT. Sadly, it was an easy one. it was something like "Goes with tat."

Orange said...

Damn, I could do a lot more on Twitter with 140 words. Now I want to launch Megatwitter.com, the 140-word mini-blogging site.

ChrisR said...

Twitter is the site, a 'tweet' is a 140 character online update.

Just saying...