I’ve done a lot of crossword puzzles over the years. Yesterday, I was a little bored and decided to take a stab at the am New York crossword puzzle. I finished it in 25 minutes, even with some distractions. How could that be? Well, let’s take a look at some of the clues:
Hmm… this is a tough one. Is the average am New York reader not familiar with Mexican food? I think I’ll have to skip this one for now.
Wow. This one really separates the men from the boys. Could it be a… M-A-S-K? H-O-O-D? Wait, no, I’ve got it… A-H-A-T! Yeah, that’s the ticket!
When I walk into a pigpen, I make a sound: E-W-W-W. Clearly, that’s the answer.
I’m just stumped on this one. This is one tough puzzle!
I’m going to give you the answer to this one: L-A-I-N-E. Am I a genius? No, I only figured it out by filling out all the other clues around it.
Let’s think about this for a second. Frankie Laine. Ever heard of him? No, neither had I, until I looked it up. Apparently, he had his last #1 Billboard hit in 1950.
am New York‘s target audience is “young professionals.” For a guy who released his last single before 90% of am New York‘s audience was even born, that’s a really relevant clue to put in a crossword puzzle. Idiots.
Apparently, this crossword puzzle was actually created for elderly high-school dropouts, and somehow, it found its way to am New York.