A few crossword puzzles have been recognized outside the crossword community. Perhaps the most famous is Jeremiah Farrell`s November 5, 1996 puzzle, published on the day of the U.S. presidential election, in which the film Wordplay and Coral Amende`s book The Crossword Obsession were discussed by Peter Jennings on ABC News, CNN and elsewhere.     The two leading candidates this year were Bill Clinton and Bob Dole; In Farrell`s puzzle, one of the long advice/response combinations is “Title for 39-On-Tomorrow” – MISTER PRESIDENT. The remarkable feature of the puzzle is that the 39-Cross can be answered either to CLINTON or to BOB DOLE, and all the indications and answers that crossed it would work both ways (for example.B. “Black Halloween Animal” could be either BAT or CAT, depending on the response you received at 39-Acros; likewise, “French Word 101” could correspond to IT or YES, etc.  The designers have called this kind of puzzle a Schroedinger or quantum puzzle, after the famous schroedinger cat paradox, which was both alive and dead. Since Farrell`s invention, nine other designers – Patrick Merrell, Ethan Friedman, David J. Kahn, Damon J. Gulczynski, Dan Schoenholz, Andrew Reynolds, Kacey Walker and David Quarfoot (in collaboration) and Ben Tausig have used a similar trick.  My wife and I like to solve NYT crossword puzzles every weekend with this app.
However, I travel during the week and would like there to be a remote collaboration where we can resolve together when she is at home and I am in my hotel room. I want to see what she types (in real time) and I can type at the same time. (Note that we usually have a FaceTime call while we now resolve separately – but the experience is not the same as when we are sitting side by side). The current version of the app allows us to work separately, then it is synchronized from time to time, but unexpectedly – with its input replacing mine and vice versa. If you can`t support the collaboration in real time (I think you can do that), you can at least add a manual sync control so we can select both times when the other player`s input needs to be merged – maybe with color coding so we can see each other`s additions/modifications? Brendan Emmett Quigley`s Times crossword puzzles of Thursday, April 2, 2009 contained themes that all took place in the field of film evaluations – from “G” as a child to a pure “X” adult (which is now replaced by the nc 17 less cross-reviewed rating). The seven thematic articles were GARY GYGAX, GRAND PRICE, GORE-TEX, GAG REFLEX, GUMMO MARX, GASOLINE TAX and Generation X. In addition, the puzzle contained the indications/responses of “Weird Al` Yankovic`s ` ` on Jeopardy` – I LOST and “I`ll take New York Times crossword for `200, ` ` ALEX`. What makes the puzzle remarkable is that the episode the day before the American television show Jeopardy! Will Shortz`s video messages for five of thematic responses (all but GARY GYGAX and GENERATION X) that participants tried to respond to during the show. Fans of Times crossword puzzles have followed a number of interesting recordings and puzzles (mainly series published in Shortz`s tenure), including the most extensive. (All puzzles published as of October 23, 1996 are available to online Times crossword subscribers.)  The CD was jointly developed by Philips and Sony to store and play audio recordings. When the first commercial CD was released in 1982, the storage capacity of a CD was far greater than the amount of data that could be stored on the hard drive of PCs available at the time.
@JohnV – “chemical agent” is an anagram of “climate change.” And I like your alternative cluing… I was wondering what mINNINGSONG was… In 1950, crossword puzzles became a daily reality. This first daily puzzle was published without an author`s line, and from 2001, the identity of the author of the first keyword of the day of the week remained unknown.  The best crossword in the world is better than ever! Enjoy the same puzzles in everyday life in the crossword application built by The New York Times. Start