I simply love the New York Times crossword puzzles. When my dad was alive, he and I would do them each day, and we would call each other daily when we were done. My dad never missed a clue, and even at 81, he could still finish the puzzle before I was even half way through.
Needless to say, I was so tickled with the theme of Thursday’s puzzle: the American Red Cross, in honor of the 100th anniversary of our founder Clara Barton’s death. The blackened boxes centered in the grid resembled our iconic symbol, and we were the hints for four puzzle clues. I filled out the puzzle with a silly grin on my face.
Thank you to puzzle editor Will Shortz and puzzle creator Michael Shteyman for featuring our organization, which is dedicated to helping people in need whenever and wherever emergencies strike. You have our—and Clara’s—heartfelt thanks.