[fup to rec.puzzles] On Thu, 15 Sep 2005, Arthur J. O'Dwyer wrote: > > (SPOILER for today's NYT crossword follows, by the way.)
> Right, but more importantly, if you look at any modern newspaper crossword > (and here I'm talking about American-style), you'll notice > that each one has what crossword designers call a "theme," which often > involves wordplay or puns. For example, the NYT crossword today has > the theme "Up", with theme entries ALL DRESSED, WHOOPING IT, JOHNNY JUMP, and > WHICH WAY IS.
For the record, I didn't even see the whole theme yesterday! The answer today draws attention to the fact that above each of the theme answers in the grid are the letters U and P, e.g.: