September 30, 2005

This week's Tausig puzzle

I'd been wondering where Ben Tausig's Village Voice puzzle was—turns out it was hiding in my spam folder for a couple days. Anyway, I found it and the giggles were worth the wait: "Mansierre, alternately" for BRO (harking back to a classic "Seinfeld," of course), and "Course of action"? for SEX ED. Now, the S in SEX ED crosses NTS (short for nights), and NTS could have been improved somewhat by becoming NTH crossing HEXED instead—but who wants to sacrifice "Course of action?" Not I.