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Friday, November 20, 2021

Given that I’ve previously bitched about the cluelessness of the typical crossword-puzzle clues, imagine my surprise to come across this peculiar one this morning:

44-ACROSS: Game my dad refused to install on our computer in 1993 because it took up 40 megabytes

The answer, of course, is the classic first-person shooter (and crossword-friendly title) “Doom”. The morning wordgrid is probably the last place you’d expect to run across mention of a videogame about blasting demonic hellspawn.

The above clue probably seems super-long (not to mention vaguely whiny) for the confines of a newspaper crossword section. In fact, I was doing the puzzle on my iTouch. The Crosswords app does help pass the time on the train. Although the tunnel views this morning only accentuated the unexpected “Doom” scenario…

by Costa Tsiokos, Fri 11/20/2009 09:11 AM
Category: Comedy, Pop Culture, Videogames, Wordsmithing
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