Gov. Evers makes the New York Times … crossword

By: - December 17, 2021 5:44 pm

New York Times crossword puzzle 12/17/21

Gov. Tony Evers

Gov. Tony Evers went to Twitter to offer help to constituents with the New York Times daily crossword puzzle on Friday.

“Let me know if you need any help on today’s @NYTimes crossword,” he tweeted from his campaign account.

In the dozen or so replies he got, no one asked for the answer to 14 down, although there was a smart aleck who guessed former Gov. Tony Earl and another who responded: “Is it Soprano? It’s Soprano, right?”

Evers has been in the New York Times, including an October article about the 2022 incumbent governor races in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. And in November, an article about Republicans trying to turn their election fraud investigations into a full takeover of state election apparatus.

New York Times crossword puzzle 12/17/21

But this was Evers first time as a clue in the Times crossword.

And an instructor from Edgewood college responded, “I loved it! You know you’ve made it when you’re in the NYT Crossword!”

Challenge accepted, Speaker Robin Vos?


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Melanie Conklin
Melanie Conklin

Melanie Conklin was the Wisconsin Examiner's founding Deputy Editor, serving from its launch July 1, 2019, until Feb. 1, 2022. She is proud to be a native of the state of Wisconsin, which gave humankind the typewriter, progressivism and deep-fried cheese curds. Her several decades in journalism include political beats and columns at Isthmus newspaper, the Wisconsin State Journal and other publications. When not an ink-stained wretch, she served time inside state, local and federal government in communications before returning to journalism at the Examiner. It’s what she’s loved ever since getting her master’s degree in journalism from the UW-Madison. Her family includes one husband, two kids, four dogs and five (or more) chinchillas.