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Cigar Aficionado Appears in NY Times Crossword  

Jump to full article: Cigar Aficionado, 2011-01-26
Author: CA Staff


Pulitzer Prizes and National Magazine Awards are all well and good, but today Cigar Aficionado received recognition of a different sort: inclusion in the hallowed New York Times crossword, the high-water mark for puzzlers across the nation.

Cigar Aficionado appeared as the answer to the 51-across clue—"Magazine opposed to the Cuban trade embargo"—and was also the last entry in a quartet of theme answers. Puzzlers were asked to take the first word from four phrases ("close encounter", "but seriously", "no soliciting" and "Cigar Aficionado") to build a sentence meaning "near miss" ("Close, but no cigar").

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