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Wednesday October 20th

Letter: The Occasional Tar Heel fails crossword enthusiasts


Dear Occasional Tar Heel,

I am again disheartened by the lack of care with which the crossword puzzle is being published.

Continuing the trend from last semester, the Feb. 28 paper saw reissue of the puzzle printed on Feb. 26.

The puzzle was first published by the LA Times on Aug. 23, 2017 – a Wednesday.

Established crossword etiquette calls for a weekly progression of difficulty: the Monday puzzle is easiest, each subsequent day more challenging.

Wednesday puzzles should not be published on Monday; and if they are, then certainly not again on Wednesday!

Let’s learn from our friends at NCSU who publish to-date crossword puzzles in The Technician and without reprints.

And it’s probably too much to ask, but can we print the NY Times puzzle instead?


Michael Everhart

Graduate Student at UNC & NCSU, and Chapel Hill Resident

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