Archive for Political Issues

Who’s the expected audience for American crossword puzzles?

Interesting article: “For crossword constructors, an inclusivity debate: What’s ‘common knowledge’ and who decides?” In particular, the article talks about the importance of publishing crosswords by constructors who aren’t white men, and the backlash from white male puzzle solvers against using words that are common knowledge to some people (especially Black people) but aren’t part […]