CROSSWORDS: Fame

Summary

  • clintonSome seek fame by appearing in a crossword clue, publishing a crossword, winning a tournament -- or mentioning in an obituary that the deceased loved crosswords, especially doing them in ink.
  • Some already-famous people (e.g., politicians, celebrities) enjoy solving crosswords.
  • [Refs]: "The Acrosses and Downs of Crossword Celebrity"
  • [Refs]: "American Crossword Puzzle Tournament (ACPT)"
  • [Refs:Politicians]: "Pres. Bill Clinton pens NY Times' crossword puzzle"

Quotes

References

  • The Shortz Factor introducing a new measure: 'crossword-famous' -- your name is better known by regular crossword-solvers than it is by the general population: 7. URI; 6. YMA; 5. OTT; 4. ESAI; 3. ERTE; 2. RAE; 1. ERLE; 1/27/2012
  • Word Wars a look at the obsessive world of competitive Scrabble; 2004
  • Celebrities

    Politicians