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Classic video of the crossword inker
In a parallel universe crossword puzzles are made by a specialised team of artisans known as the “box team” including Garson Hampfield, crossword inker. Hampfield tells the intricacies and travails of crossword making in this animation by Michael A Charles. There’s landmark moments in the evolution of crossword setting, the rise of mechanised crossword grids as well as our favourite quote: “A lot of…
The Wheeler Centre
The Interrobang: Mary Norris and Jane Caro: Why does ‘i’ come before ‘e’, except after ‘c’?
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