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February 26, 2002
The Times published the incorrect crossword solution in Sunday Calendar. Accompanying is the solution to the Feb. 17 Sunday Calendar crossword, 'Wing Span.' In addition, the information provided on the 900 help line was incorrect for 'Hang Around,' the puzzle that appeared Sunday. Correct information is now available. Readers who used that service Sunday or Monday and have questions about their telephone charges may call the Times' readers' representative at (877) 554-4000.
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December 20, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
What's a 10-letter word for the 100th anniversary of something, in this case crossword puzzles? Google is celebrating the centennial of crossword puzzles Friday with an interactive doodle on its home page. Users can head to Google.com to play the crossword puzzle, which features 78 words across and 70 words down. Newspaper editor Arthur Wynne is credited with publishing the world's first crossword puzzle in the Dec. 21, 1913, edition of the New York World, which called the game a "word-cross puzzle" at the time.
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BUSINESS
December 20, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
What's a 10-letter word for the 100th anniversary of something, in this case crossword puzzles? Google is celebrating the centennial of crossword puzzles Friday with an interactive doodle on its home page. Users can head to Google.com to play the crossword puzzle, which features 78 words across and 70 words down. Newspaper editor Arthur Wynne is credited with publishing the world's first crossword puzzle in the Dec. 21, 1913, edition of the New York World, which called the game a "word-cross puzzle" at the time.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 2012 | By Deirdre Edgar
The crossword in Sunday's Arts & Books section was titled "The Last Sunday Crossword" and noted that according to the Mayan calendar, the world was going to end "this Friday, Dec. 21. " But, of course, "this" Friday is not Dec. 21 - it's the 14th. Also, the solution to "last week's" puzzle didn't match the puzzle that ran Dec. 2. (A note to this effect ran in Tuesday's For the Record column.) So what happened? Many inquiring minds want to know. Goofing up the crossword is almost like the end of the world - except with Internet and phone service.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 2012 | By Deirdre Edgar
The crossword in Sunday's Arts & Books section was titled "The Last Sunday Crossword" and noted that according to the Mayan calendar, the world was going to end "this Friday, Dec. 21. " But, of course, "this" Friday is not Dec. 21 - it's the 14th. Also, the solution to "last week's" puzzle didn't match the puzzle that ran Dec. 2. (A note to this effect ran in Tuesday's For the Record column.) So what happened? Many inquiring minds want to know. Goofing up the crossword is almost like the end of the world - except with Internet and phone service.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 2010 | By Valerie J. Nelson
Dan Naddor, a real estate broker who coped with cancer diagnosed five years ago by learning to construct crossword puzzles that were regularly published in the Los Angeles Times and other newspapers, died Dec. 28 in Newport Beach. He was 53. The cause was complications related to cancer, said his wife, Tracie. The pastime "definitely prolonged his life because he created a bond with a community of people who looked up to him," his wife said. "Everyone knew who he was in the puzzle world.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 4, 2009 | Robert Abele
By the time the majestically unstable and unfunny "All About Steve" gets to a smudged, bleeding Sandra Bullock delivering a teary soliloquy next to a scared deaf girl in a mineshaft, you might assume a film this bonkers would head straight to the center of the Earth next. Or a moon made of cheese. Someplace woefully unreal, in other words. Hollywood movies preaching nonconformity are rarely a winning proposition, and "All About Steve" is no exception: an eat-your-cake-and-have-it-too exercise that razzes oddballs to no end before nearly martyring its off-kilter heroine to guilt-trip the audience.
NEWS
March 5, 2008
Crossword puzzles: The bylines for the crossword puzzles in Monday's and Tuesday's Calendar sections were omitted. Monday's crossword puzzle was written by Joy C. Frank; Tuesday's was by Mike Peluso.
OPINION
January 14, 2012 | Patt Morrison
If you're lazily inclined to define Diane Keaton by the crossword-puzzle-sized word "actor," you need to get out more. Add to that her work as director and producer, photographer, restorer of venerable houses, board member of the Los Angeles Conservancy and, perhaps above all, as a daughter -- as revealed by her daughter-mother memoir "Then Again. " Little Diane once sat in a neighborhood theater on North Figueroa and watched her mother being crowned Mrs. Highland Park, and wished it were her up on stage instead.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 2011 | Claire Noland, Los Angeles Times
Sylvia Bursztyn, who parlayed her playful spirit and love of language into a 30-year career of creating devilishly clever Sunday crossword puzzles for the Los Angeles Times, has died. She was 62. Bursztyn was found dead at her Granada Hills home on Dec. 30. The Los Angeles County coroner ruled her death was from natural causes. Bursztyn collaborated with her puzzle partner Barry Tunick on The Times' word game from April 1980 until his death in 2007, then continued on her own. Their Puzzler first appeared in the Book Review, then moved to the Sunday magazine and finally landed in Sunday Calendar.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 2010 | By Valerie J. Nelson
Dan Naddor, a real estate broker who coped with cancer diagnosed five years ago by learning to construct crossword puzzles that were regularly published in the Los Angeles Times and other newspapers, died Dec. 28 in Newport Beach. He was 53. The cause was complications related to cancer, said his wife, Tracie. The pastime "definitely prolonged his life because he created a bond with a community of people who looked up to him," his wife said. "Everyone knew who he was in the puzzle world.
NEWS
September 11, 2009
Crossword puzzle: The clue for 31-Across in Thursday's Calendar crossword referred to lieutenants as noncommissioned officers. Lieutenants are commissioned officers.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 4, 2009 | Robert Abele
By the time the majestically unstable and unfunny "All About Steve" gets to a smudged, bleeding Sandra Bullock delivering a teary soliloquy next to a scared deaf girl in a mineshaft, you might assume a film this bonkers would head straight to the center of the Earth next. Or a moon made of cheese. Someplace woefully unreal, in other words. Hollywood movies preaching nonconformity are rarely a winning proposition, and "All About Steve" is no exception: an eat-your-cake-and-have-it-too exercise that razzes oddballs to no end before nearly martyring its off-kilter heroine to guilt-trip the audience.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 7, 2009
Where is the Sunday crossword by Sylvia Bursztyn? Please tell me that you haven't eliminated her puzzles, which I have been following for over 20 years. Her puzzles, and those with the late Barry Tunick, are unique and the highlight of the Sunday L.A. Times for me. It was bad enough when you eliminated the stand-alone book section, but please don't touch Bursztyn's puzzles. Carol Perry Redondo Beach Editors' note: Bursztyn is taking some time off, and Merl Reagle is filling in.
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