Crossword Puzzle Mistake
I do the daily crossword by Thomas Joseph. I did this puzzle for years in the newspaper, but once I found it online I switched (no choice since I dropped the paper). Anyway, in yesterday’s puzzle of 2/19 there were two clues that didn’t work out. For 37 across the clue was “Cutting Edge”. The answer should be “ultramodern”. For 26 down the clue was “Sudan” neighbor. The answer should be “uganda”. Well, if you look at the grid you will see that it doesn’t work out that way. One of the answers has to be “untramodern” or “ugalda”, neither of which are correct. If you look at today’s puzzle (2/20) you will see that the answer was “untramodern”. Ahmmm… this is not a word the last time I checked.
What’s funny here is that I googled untramodern and discovered this blog. This very smart person had put some of the puzzle clues/answers in as tags for the post, as in “cull, sommelier, sudan neighbor, untramodern”. That way, if anyone googled for the words (like I did) they would be directed to his/her site.
A really smart marketing person could really take something like this and run with it. Make a list of the popular crosswords. The minute they are released each day, pick the toughest words and associate them with your blog post, web site, whatever. That way anyone googling on the words would come to your site.