Links for March 19, 2017

London’s Treasure Hunt Riots

The Dispatch launched what it called “The Greatest Treasure Hunt on Record” in its January 3, 1904, edition. “The published clues, if systematically followed up, will lead sooner or later to the spot where the treasure is concealed,” it promised, “And, in one or more cases each week, we shall indicate the exact situation of it.”

The first sign of trouble came a week later. January 10’s Dispatch carried a clue saying North London’s Islington medallion was hidden “near a place where people go against their will”. This led to hundreds of readers gathering outside both the Fever Hospital in Liverpool Road and Pentonville Prison. The biggest crowds were outside the prison, where inmates must have been puzzled to see frantic diggers attacking any patch of loose ground.

XWord Info

XWord Info contains data about NYT puzzles dating back to 1942. Have fun exploring and you’ll start seeing crosswords in a whole new light.

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