Saturday, July 25, 2009

A Puzzle About Crosswords

How do we know if the crossword in yesterday's newspaper is new? That it wasn't printed before -- say in 1957?

Does the crossword puzzle industry police itself? Or are there independent monitors?

Do the crossword puzzle creators follow a sense of duty and of honesty to be original? Or do the folks that syndicate the crossword puzzles have records to check?

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