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Sep. 9 2009 - 5:18 pm | 96 views | 0 recommendations | 6 comments

More Fun With the Boston Globe Crossword Puzzle

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the hilarity of the Boston Globe’s naughty crossword puzzle, after Leonard Gravis pulled off the ultimate in crossword puzzle hijinks by making the word “penis” the answer to 69 across. With the LA Times putting my favorite crossword puzzler Sylvia Bursztyn on indefinite layaway, I figured I’d found myself a new go-to guy. Gravis was my boy.

Turns out I may have switched allegiances prematurely. Gravis may tell a good dick joke, but he’s a little sloppy on his divine entities.

I’m no religious scholar, but I’m pretty sure that Islam is not the god of the Muslim faith. That would be Allah.



You blew it Gravis. However, since you did include the clue “angina” in this same puzzle (which, in my fifth grade brain, sounds vaguely sexual) I’m willing to give you another shot.

Time to step up your game though.


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    I think you also have to give him points for his last name, which sounds like it ought to be the answer to something across, though I’m damned if I know what the clue might be.

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    I think its time you combined these two articles along with a little bit of info about some of the other good jokes you’ve encountered in crosswording and wrote a proper article. Place it with a major paper or something.

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