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My Puzzling Friends #1

So, as you may recall, my high school friend Andrew Greene (LJ: 530nm330hz) had his first puzzle ever in the New York Times. He was one of the co-constructors for the puzzle that ran Sunday, August 26.


New York Times Crossword Puzzle - August 26, 2007 New York Times Crossword Puzzle - August 26, 2007
Photo copyright ©2007 by Michael A. Burstein.



I organized The Great Brookline Crossword Puzzle Event, an attempt to gather a few people in one location to work on Andrew's puzzle, so he could have photographs of people solving his puzzle.

As it turned out, we had six people (plus two babies) show up to solve the puzzle, and we did get a few pictures. First, here's me, trying to solve the puzzle:


Michael Trying to Solve the Puzzle Michael Trying to Solve the Puzzle
Photo copyright ©2007 by Nomi S. Burstein.



How well did I do? Let's just say I'm still working on it. :-)

Nomi also worked on the puzzle that morning:


Nomi Trying to Solve the Puzzle Nomi Trying to Solve the Puzzle
Photo copyright ©2007 by Michael A. Burstein.



As did Bob & Mabel:


Bob and Mabel Working on the Puzzle Bob and Mabel Working on the Puzzle
Photo copyright ©2007 by Michael A. Burstein.



(elul_3 was also there, but I have no pictures of her to share.)


Finally, we were graced by the presence of the constructor himself:


Andrew Greene Holding Up His First New York Times Crossword Puzzle Andrew Greene Holding Up His First New York Times Crossword Puzzle
Photo copyright ©2007 by Michael A. Burstein.



Afterwards, we went out to lunch at Rami's, and a good time was had by all.

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As it turned out, we had six people (plus two babies)

I initially read this as "plus two barbies," and got excited at the idea of a photo of two Barbie dolls pretending to do the NYT crossword puzzle. I....have no idea what that says about me. ;)
Ah, I wish we coulda been there. It was a nice puzzle -- in spite of the fact that we got the theme very early on, it was a pleasant challenge. (I hope that wasn't too spoilerish...)
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