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What’s So Great About Writing Crosswords, Anyway?

Rebecca Tulis

People ask me: is writing crosswords fun?

Answer: Yes, it is extremely fun, and one of its joys is getting paid to research themes online.

Consider this: for my April Fool’s Day puzzle, I was forced to read accounts of the greatest baseball pranks ever played in my relentless search for a 10-letter entry to match OPENING DAY in the grid. I read through dozens of April 1st stadium pranks, looking for that perfect one for my grid. Its two criteria were: 1) be a good prank and 2) have a 10-letter punch line for the grid.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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