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Thursday, May 31, 2012


Did Crossword puzzle-maker experience a senior moment?

I enjoyed reading the insights from 88 year-old Stormi Storch’s February 27 letter, in which she pointed out that designating “forgetting” as the answer  for the crossword clue “having a senior moment “ is a form of profiling.  I agree with Ms. Storch’s assertion that many 50 and 40 year olds are sometimes as  forgetful as seniors are; and therefore wonder whether crossword creator Jacqueline E. Mathews failed to remember Stormi’s complaint, when two months later the May 29 crossword included the clue for 57 across as: “Memory ___;  senior moment” (The ‘correct’ answer was lapse.)