While I have no doubt that this section will eventually become a regular part of my City Paper reading experience, I was shocked, saddened, and dismayed to discover this in place of my favorite section of the City Paper; the Ink Well crossword puzzle! Say it ain't so! Will there be NO return of thr CP crossword? That is my #1 favorite part of the City Paper, with Savage Love and News of the Weird following closely behind.
What sets the CP crossword apart from the rest is the fun, irreverent answers and the challenges that they bring because you can't cheat using sites like "One Across" as you are able to do with the more "traditional" crossword puzzles. It is/was a truly unique puzzle and with all the buzz about "neuroplasticity" and brain training going around, I feel like this is a truly epic loss to my brain's weekly routine!
Please don't leave us crossword lovers out in the cold! For years, I have worked on these puzzles with friends, family, and even strangers on the bus; it is a bonding experience, truly, and the fact that it's free makes it even more indispensable in my life! I very much hope that the paper will bring the crossword back because it has saved me countless hours of boredom, allowed me to open up and cooperate with others in the pursuit of answers, and has no doubt brought many a smile to my face when I have filled in those boxes, knowing that I am aware of the correct answer.
My favorite clue? "It delivers the hits"...the answer: bong :)
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