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.
???? NEW: The New York Times has defended its Sunday crossword that very much resembled a swastika.
A spokesperson has told @JewishChron that the design is "common".
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