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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Shit Gail Collins says: available in crossword form

Posted By on 03.29.12 at 06:36 AM

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Crossword puzzles can be a sort of garbage disposal for cultural ephemera, and so for that matter can a person’s brain—which is a bit of self-revelation I grappled with when writing this week’s cover story, which is about crosswords. More than usual I had to edit myself for how much useless information I could pack into one article. In went the Times condom flap; in went the notion of being “crossword famous”; in went “MIDASS TOUCH.” But there was so much more!

For instance, the puzzle inspired by New York Times columnist Gail Collins, who has a well-documented obsession with the story of Mitt Romney strapping the family dog, Seamus, to the roof of the car for a road trip. It was brought to my attention by a commenter who mentioned it on a blog post I’d written on the subject—at that time Collins had mentioned it in no less than 30 columns, and she doesn’t appear to be slowing down. Collins made the latest mention of poor Seamus on March 22. Anyway, here is that crossword puzzle.

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