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Fri., 12/20 David J. Kahn

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magus:
THEME:   words relative to the "first" crossword puzzle, the 100th anniversary of which is tomorrow.  [I remember it well; I found some problems but over-all I liked it.]
   
BTW:   
The Spice Girls is another all too-often referent.  See yesterday's screed for others.   
   
Apparently DOVE appeared twice in the same 1913 puzzle, a maneuver editors no longer allow.   
   
Flu fighter   SERUM [I read it as Fu Fighter and figured it was some Kung Fu hero about whom I knew nothing.]   
   
… Feature of the first crossword puzzle…   THE NEW YORK WORLD [the newspaper is not the feature, the puzzle is]   
   
Crossing SERE [as talon] with NARD beat me.   
   
RATING: ;D ;D   
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun   

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