Letter to the Editor

Cross words about your puzzles

For quite a while I’ve been finding some of your crossword puzzles tiresome and not much fun, particularly those by Patrick Blindauer and Bob Klahn.

The reason for my dissatisfaction is that they are not truly crossword puzzles but a species of “Trivial Pursuit.” For example, in Blindauer’s March 21 puzzle, 42 of the 76 clues required knowledge not of words but of names, titles or sayings, many from the domain of pop culture.

As a member of an older age group, I’m somewhat out of touch with pop culture and am stymied by many of the clues. It would be more accurate to label puzzles such as those by Blindauer and Klahn crosstrivia rather than crossword.

Eugene Levine, Potomac

 
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