Saturday, August 23, 2014
Wayback machine (Puzzle No. 581)
Sixty years ago this week, The Nation published Crossword Puzzle No. 581. In order to solve puzzles of this era, you have to take yourself back in time; sweep more recent events, songs, and books out of your mind; and think about what was going on then. The key that unlocked this puzzle was an item that is obsolete now but would have been in many solvers’s desks in 1954. Can you find it?
Link to puzzle: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B63FHswHWCruMFJBN1JNSVpRakU/
Degree of difficulty (compared to the current The Nation puzzles): Very hard
Hozom’s comment: No blog post this week—the magazine is on its summer schedule
Cluing challenge: posted here