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Author Topic: Banned Crosswords?  (Read 3818 times)


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Banned Crosswords?
« on: November 01, 2010, 01:24:09 AM »
A few years back (2006/2007?) there was someone on this site taking submissions of crosswords that had themes too racy for the usual publication venues.  I think it might have been "Banned Crosswords" or something like that?  Does anyone have the title/author/editor/ISBN for this book?


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Re: Banned Crosswords?
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2010, 07:31:29 AM »
That would be Jim Jenista's Banned Crosswords. I don;t believe he's taking submissions anymore. I'll check with him to make sure.

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Re: Banned Crosswords?
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2014, 08:43:54 PM »
The June 18 2014 New York Times crossword included SPAZZES ("totally inept sorts") and PRICK ('balloon's undoing"), two words that I was surprised to see in a puzzle. Brand names, formerly forbidden in puzzles, are becoming increasingly common. Why have puzzle editors been gradually lowering their standards as to what words are acceptable?


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Re: Banned Crosswords?
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2014, 04:44:08 PM »
Good question.  I'd add "Butt Naked" (appeared in Saturday's NYT) to the list.  To me, at least, that seems cruder than the sum of its parts.


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