The Forverts’s new Yiddish crossword is the first of its kind.
Bernice Gordon, who constructed crossword puzzles for over 50 years, has died at the age of 101. Benjamin Ivry remembers the centenarian cruciverbalist.
A recent crossword puzzle shocked many by using the age-old anti-Semitic ‘Shylock’ slur as a hint. A crossword puzzle master breaks down the controversial answer.
A major newspaper company has apologized for using Shylock as a clue in a nationally syndicated crossword puzzle for the answer “Jew” after the Anti-Defamation League said it was insensitive.
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