Crossword puzzles are the perfect meditation for the modern logophile. Imagine a world where people could come together in a studio-like setting in order to solve crossword puzzles in complete harmony. Puzzles over poses. Coffee instead of yoga mats.
Ace Hotel and the New York Times are hosting a winter series called “Pencils Up, New York” featuring tips and tricks on how to perfect your crossword puzzle-solving skills. Your dreams are coming true! Someone from the New York Times will be in the Ace Hotel Lobby hosting a crossword puzzle group-solve event, and you get to play along using either the NYTimes Crossword App or a good ol’ newsprint. The first event is on Nov. 16th, but the hotel will be hosting more throughout the season.
If I was still living in New York, I would be there in a heartbeat. Unfortunately I will have to live vicariously through those of you who can actually make it. Viva crosswords!
“New York Times / Wednesday crossword puzzle” via Flickr