August 23rd, 2007

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The Great Brookline Crossword Puzzle Event

Okay, maybe it's not "great," but it is going to happen in Brookline...

Here's the background. My long-time friend Andrew Greene (LJ: 530nm330hz) is about to have his first crossword puzzle published, in this Sunday's New York Times magazine.

For a memento of this occasion, Andrew has asked if folks might send him photographs of people working on his puzzle. It occurred to me that this would be the perfect opportunity to organize a puzzling event.

So here's the deal. There's a small park-like place at the corner of Harvard and Stedman Streets in Brookline, with a few benches and tables right near the Devotion School lawn. It's only a few blocks north of the Green Line C stop in Coolidge Corner. On Sunday morning at 11 AM, gnomi and I will be there with copies of Andrew's puzzle and pencils. People are invited to join us there, take a copy of the puzzle, and solve it. We'll take a whole bunch of photos, which we'll send to Andrew for his memento book. Afterwards, perhaps we can all get lunch at Rami's and enjoy the return of real August weather.

We'd appreciate if people would RSVP if they're thinking of attending, as it would give us an idea of how many puzzles and pencils to bring. You can RSVP by replying here, or by emailing me at puzzleparty@mabfan.com.


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