Sunday, July 9, 2017

When did the word 'nerd' evolve to mean cool?


I think you'll enjoy this article...

Being an avid fan of some of the challenging crossword puzzles in The New York Times, I occasionally even delve into the puzzle archives and attempt some of the ones from yesteryear.

Recently, I was working on a puzzle from Sept. 15, 1995, in which one of the clues was “teen outcast,” with its answer as “nerd.”


I sent an e-mail to New York Times crossword puzzle editor Will Shortz...

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Clever Clue of the Month


June 2017
Clue: Domestic flap?...................................DOGDOOR
Constructor: David Alfred Bywaters ; Editor: Mike Shank
Wall Street Journal, Wednesday, June 28, 2017