My first reaction was to say “Cool!” And this is a cool post.
But, “Member of Mormon band, ‘Destroying Angels'”? Goodness gracious. Hopefully 68 years later that clue leaves most NYT readers scratching their collective heads in puzzled confusion.
Comment by Researcher — February 16, 2010 @ 3:42 pm
Said seven-year-old grandson is confident enough to do the New York Times crossword puzzle in ink. ‘Nuff said. This is a treasure of unexpected Mormon historical lore and I was unbelievably tickled when Mark sent it in.
I’d like to agree with you, Researcher, but I think that as long as there are Sally Dentons and Jon Krakauers with national audiences, there’s a good possibility that “ignorantly informed” puzzle solvers would catch on immediately.
Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — February 16, 2010 @ 3:50 pm