March 30th, 2009

cartoon

Tough Times

As you may have heard, the NY Times laid off 100 people last week. Unfortunately, among them was Nicole Mobley, the main contact for the crossword for Digital Media (online puzzles). Besides being pleasant and nice to work with, after 10 years of experience she knew what she was doing.

So what happens immediately after her departure? What was supposed to be the Sunday Acrostic PDF was loaded as the entire Sunday puzzle page. Various people have been notified, but this was still wrong as of this writing (it's the weekend, but still...).

I hope the higher-ups don't decide to cut back in the puzzle test-solving area.