NYT ‘Mini’ Crossword Creator Has a Message for Slate

A lesson in how to deftly handle bad press.

We thoroughly enjoyed Ruth Graham’s Monday diatribe about the “utter disgrace” that is The New York Times “Mini” crossword puzzle. And like the Slate regular contributor, we were tickled by the response she solved at that destination today:

Graham was more than happy to give the Times its subsequent due:

I may be a curmudgeon but I’m not a jerk… I’m happy to tip my hat to Joel Fagliano for this response. It’s clever, saucy and fun–the Mini at its best.

[Screen grab via: slate.com]