The good news around these parts it that I'm finally, blessedly, fully vaxxed. Last week I spent time in a cafe, and went to see a movie in a movie theater. Yesterday I had a conversation with a client about possibly running one of my tabletop games in person, at their off-site in another state. After a year of Zoom-only team-building, this is a much welcome development. I can't wait to start thinking about running public games at bars and taprooms for you all again. Hope you're able to get vaccinated soon, if you're not already.
Think of the name of a famous woman from 20th century American politics. Change one letter in her first name to a different double letter. You’ll end up with the first and last name of a famous 20th century American athlete, along with the last name of his rival.
More on this ongoing debate within the crossword construction community. As a puzzle designer, I know that my own ideas of what is "common knowledge" can lead me astray, and it's something that I'm working on.
Your mission — should you choose to accept it — is to escape this column.
Good Sudoku: A new app by Zach Gage and Jack Schlesinger that uses AI to help you learn to play (and enjoy) sudoku.