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Feb 03, 2019 - The New York Times

MONDAY PUZZLE — Not that you asked, but when I am not busy solving crossword puzzles for work, I like to solve crossword puzzles for fun. I know, I probably need to get out more.

The thing is, crossword puzzles are not all the same, especially when you leave the United States. In other parts of the world, the puzzles we call “cryptic crosswords” — in which each clue is also a puzzle — are just called “crosswords.”

I like a palate cleanser after a week of American-styl...