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Goings On About Town: This Week • As New York City venues reopen, it’s advisable to confirm in advance the requirements for in-person attendance.
Tables for Two: Tea and Crumpets
Comment: In Contempt
The Pictures: Apocalypse How
Ladies Dept.: Ring Tonality
Arachnid Dept.: Liminal
Sketchpad: Tips for a More Sustainable Holiday
Personal History: Black-and-White Thinking • The power and pleasure of the grid.
Shouts & Murmurs: Yelp Reviews of Xmas
Comic Strip: Noah
The Wayward Press: The Lede • How to start off.
Puzzles & Games Dept.: Cover Crossword • The ABCs of solving.
Annals of War: A Dangerous Friend • America promised protection to those it worked with in Afghanistan. It left thousands behind.
Puzzles & Games Dept.: Where’s Eustace?
Puzzles & Games Dept.: Going Too Far • In this crossword puzzle, some answers are one letter too long and will spill over into the gray squares. Each gray square holds exactly one letter from one of the answers adjacent to it (above, below, to the left, or to the right).
Puzzles & Games Dept.: Abstract New York • Can you identify the familiar New York City sights depicted in these closeup photographs?
Puzzles & Games Dept.: Acrostic • Use the answers to the clues below to fill in the grid. When you’re done, the grid will spell out a quote, and the first letters of the answers to the clues will spell out the author’s name and the title of the piece from which the quote is excerpted.
Puzzles & Games Dept.: Drawn and Quartered • Each tile at the bottom of the page appears somewhere in the cartoon; some tiles have been rotated. Once you find the location of a tile, note the row and the column in which it appears, and write the corresponding letters in the blank circles (for columns) and squares (for rows). When you’re done, the letters will spell out the caption for this cartoon.
Puzzles & Games Dept.: In the Doggerel House • Can you identify the literary work or series that each poem is about, and find the character whose name is hidden within?
Puzzles & Games Dept.: Cryptic Crossword • A particularly dotty puzzle.
Puzzles & Games Dept.: The Impossible Crossword • This crossword contains two sets of clues to the same answers. Cover up the set labelled “Easy” to impress people looking over your shoulder. (Oh, and cover this up, too.)
The Evening Stroll by George Booth
Portfolio: The Funnies • These gags about the holiday season are best enjoyed in front of a roaring fire, with a hot beverage in hand. (But hunched over on the subway is fine, too.)
Fiction: A Lot of Things Have Happened
The Art World: Pleasure Principles • Art and commerce unite in shows about Walt Disney and E. McKnight Kauffer.
Books: Briefly Noted
Books: Bewitched • The mystical modernism of Mary Butts.
The Theatre: Bad Trip • “Flying Over Sunset” adapts celebrity LSD hallucinations to music.
On Television: The Fugitives • “Landscapers,” on HBO.
Puzzles & Games Dept.: Answer Key