There are some red cheeks over at the New York Times this week. An article in The Slate today pointed out how a naughty word, one that is on the Times’ verboten list, snuck into Monday’s crossword. Many of us ordinary folk (and puzzle editor Will Shortz!) didn’t realize quite how grossly insulting the word in question is, but I can tell you I’ll be tossing it around a lot more now that I know better.

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