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Ars Techni-puzzled —
It has three letters… and I work there.
So there I was this morning, wearing my Star Trek “redshirt” bathrobe and Spider-Man slippers as I bent over my eggs and coffee, New York Times crossword puzzle splayed out on the breakfast table beside me, when I saw it.
Right between 66 across (“Muy ____!”) and 68 across (“Holy Toledo!”). It read: “____ Technica, website for gadget news.” The puzzle had space for just three letters.
I tapped my pen against my nose and pondered.
I mean, I work for Ars Technica, the finest digital publication known to humanity. Yes, we cover “gadget news.” And sure, we’re read by 15 million unique readers each month. But are we really well enough known to serve as a mainstream clue in the NYT daily crossword? Have the nerds truly conquered culture? And does this mean none of us would ever need to stumble out of our home offices and into thos