Let me put this bluntly: WTF happened to the LA Weekly’s crossword puzzles? They used to be right next to the Rocky Horrorscope, around the comics, and close enough to the strip club ads to give me something to look at while I ripped out the page and handed it to my girlfriend.
See, I’m not much into crosswords, but its my girlfriend’s vice. And a frequent routine of ours has been to have lunch on Thursdays at El Coyote, and grab a Weekly on the way in. While waiting for our food, I can browse the paper while she is busy with the puzzle. But apparently no more. For at least the past three or four weeks the Weekly has been without puzzle. A small disclaimer in the table of contents mentions something about getting the puzzle online… don’t they know its damn near impossible to use a No. 2 pencil on a laptop screen?*
So now what am I supposed to do with my girlfriend until my carnitas show up? Talk? Pfft.
And, for the record, I sent a message to the LA Weekly over a week ago to find out what happened and if the crosswords will ever return in print. So far no reply. Like the online puzzles, these answers remain unsolved.
*insert canned laughter here.