Agard wanted to bring the experience of transgender people (if a transgender person wants testosterone hormone therapy, she could describe this therapy as “on T”). THE USA Today Puzzle is full of clues like this, which undermine the norm and highlight new people and experiences. Agard attributes this to its vast team of puzzle designers who bring a multitude of perspectives and ideas. Let`s look at a name in popular response; Ava. At three letters, this is the shortest length allowed and has two very useful vowels. Since the 1940s, Ava Gardner, a movie star whose career spanned from 1941 to 1986, has almost always been a reference. We`re starting to see a few publications, including USA Today and Universal, we`re modernizing that name and often calling her Ava DuVernay, an award-winning film director (the first black woman to direct a $100 million live action movie). Many are short and easy to fit in the grid. These names don`t go anywhere because crossword puzzles are built. Short words with frequently used letters (known as crossword puzzles) are perfect for filling the corners and angles of a puzzle. But some publications decide to modernize these responses with new clues and change to whom the answer relates. With exactly the same answers, we did two very different enigmatic experiments.
Maybe you`ve found a number of clues easier to solve, or more in tune with the people you know. Maybe you used some of each. Each has a series of different cultural contact points and therefore a different solution experience. For too long, the riddles have dealt with a small subset. These are the people who are most frequently referenced in the NYT crossword responses. Starting in December 2019, the USA Today puzzle will be edited by Erik Agard, a 27-year-old crossword puzzle, who told me, “Bringing some balance to the representation front is something I`m trying to do actively.” A well-known crossword blogger called USA Today`s puzzle “the most interesting, innovative and provocative daily crossword puzzle.” Let`s look at how USA Today and other publications take a puzzle that has been deemed too old, too white, too masculine and transformed. Instead of following the worn-out path, leaning on and strengthening this general knowledge, USA Today – with Agard at its helm – often takes a different approach. For example, in September 2020, USA Today forgot hundreds of times as something like “Canadian prov,” like this: as a puzzle enthusiast, I wanted to better understand who is mentioned in the crossword puzzles – an unexplored piece of this puzzle. I partnered with The Pudding to see if people in crossword puzzles and answers represent the people they could solve.
To measure this, we have particularly looked at the indications and answers that contain the names of real people. Look for clues, synonyms, words, anagrams or if you already have a few letters, enter the letters here with a question mark or a complete stop instead of someone you don`t know (z.B. cros… rd” or “he?p”) The New York Times crossword puzzles have been criticized for being too old, too white and too manly. They publish more puzzles of men than women, their clues can be a little outdated (and even offensive), and some editors at the top can use their power to maintain the status quo. One way to do this is for more people to make and solve crossword puzzles. But before you go too low, let us have an idea of a real crossword. Here is a Mini, composed of clues and answers of real crosswords that we analyzed. It is soluble with both traces; one composed exclusively of non-Hispanic whites, the other of minority races. For decades, we have collected tens of thousands of clues and publications from Saul Pwanson`s crossword corpus.