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I'm not sure how well I read into the Cru's collective opinion about the money-making aspect of this project. I think I heard some say that there's no way in hell they'd do it without being paid, and I got the impression that others would be happy to just do it as a project born out of the love of making puzzles. I have to say, I'm in that second group. I have a feeling I speak for a lot of constructors in saying that payment vs. non-payment for contributing to this project really wouldn't make a terribly big difference in their standard of living.
I don't want to get into a discussion about why crossword constructors should demand fair payment just like everyone else. I'll just stick to the subject. Put me on the list of constructors who absolutely will not do this for free. I won't do it for $50 either (as someone suggested). I want a percentage of the profits. If that turns out to be 50 cents, fine. I can live with making peanuts because the venture wasn't profitable. But I can't live with making peanuts because I settled for peanuts.Nelson