I belong to an email listserve community which today is remembering one of its former members who died on this date four years ago. She was a sort of “Mama Theologian” to many of us and we miss her. Her daughter (also a member of the community) shared with us that she would do the New York Times Crossword in ink, taking only about 20 minutes to complete it.
I’m a crossword puzzler, but I’ve never been able to tackle the NY Times puzzle that handily.
Did you know the crossword puzzle was invented in 1913 by a Liverpuddlian named Arthur Wynne, and the first one published appeared in the December 21, 1913, edition of The New York World? Here is that first puzzle:
Give it a try … the clues and the solution can be found here. Do it in celebration of the lady who styled herself “Lupa” in emails and was known as “Wolfmama” to those who loved her.