April 01, 2009

A very merry un-unbirthday to me

Yes, it's my birthday today, and you can celebrate in the traditional fashion: by solving one of my crosswords and extravagantly praising how clever it is. My latest Onion puzzle is out today, and, in honor of the date, is a little loopier than usual. And I never posted a link to my previous Onion puzzle, but here that is too. (Download Across Lite to open the files, if'n you ain't done that already.)

Speaking of me (as I sometimes do), my friend Joshua Kosman recently passed along a newspaper clipping which he felt I would enjoy, which you can see here if you scroll all the way down the page, but this is the relevant bit:

Public Eavesdropping

"He's not nearly attractive enough to be a Francis."

Young woman to pal, overheard in North Beach by Stephen Prinz, and congratulations to all Francises, for whom this will be reason to rejoice

Rejoice? But that just seems like gloating.

Posted by Francis at 12:59 AM

Well, all Francises except that one in North Beach. Many Happy Returns of the Day to you, though--she hadn't started talking about you yet.


Posted by: Vardibidian at April 1, 2009 09:27 AM

just did your onion puz. fantastic! one of the cleverest themes i've seen all year.

Posted by: joon at April 1, 2009 11:04 AM

How, all these years, have I missed the fact that your birthday is April Fool's Day?

That brings great joy to me.

Happy Birthday. No Fooling.

Posted by: Dianna at April 1, 2009 02:48 PM

many happy returns of the day!

Posted by: Erin at April 1, 2009 06:59 PM

Congratulations on another year attained!

Posted by: -bc (Haineux) at April 2, 2009 12:38 PM

A week-plus late, but D has a value of 2 in Scrabble, so the clue for 48-Down is inaccurate. Nice puzzle.

Posted by: Jangler at April 8, 2009 09:32 PM
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