Nothing says “Happy Chanukah” like a puzzle in the shape of a swastika. Today’s New York Times crossword puzzle layout sure looks like a swastika.
Am I actually seeing this symbol? From the New York Times? During Chanukah? Which editor missed this?
The complaints about it led to a tweet from the New York Times’s Games account go viral, in which it swears it’s not a swastika: “Yes, hi. It’s NOT a swastika. Honest to God. No one sits down to make a crossword puzzle and says, ‘Hey! You know what would look cool?'”
A close look at the tweet, through, shows that it was posted in 2017—the last time this happened.
Yes, hi. It’s NOT a swastika. Honest to God. No one sits down to make a crossword puzzle and says, “Hey! You know what would look cool?”
— New York Times Games (@NYTGames) October 28, 2017
It appears not to have yet commented on the latest puzzle (December 18, 2022) which isn’t a swastika. LOL!
Probably just a coincidence… like this naval base in San Diego, California…
And this other coincidence: Apec 2022
Two times! This is no coincidence anymore. The already had a backlash in 2017 and have redone it in 2022. This is gaslighting at its best!