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NY Times says ‘swastika’ crossword puzzle is a common design

New York Times Executive Director of Communications Jordan Cohen defends the paper’s crossword puzzle from yesterday which many on social media have said resembles a swastika, telling Newsweek it is simply “a common crossword design.”

“Many open grids in crosswords have a similar spiral pattern because of the rules around rotational symmetry and black squares,” Cohen says.

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