News of the World staff roast their CEO in final crossword puzzle

Funniest part about this story is that the editor, Rebekah Brooks, sent her own team of proofreaders to prevent this from happening. Time for some new proofreaders.

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In the crossword puzzle.

London’s Daily Mail reports:

Among the clues in the “Quicky” puzzle were: “Brook,” “stink,” “catastrophe,” “digital protection,” “cease,” “lamented,” “servant,” and “prestige.”

The Cryptic Crossword was perhaps even more sardonic, with clues including: “criminal enterprise,” “mix in prison,” “string of recordings,” “will fear new security measure.”

Also among them was the hint “woman stares wildly at calamity”—which may refer to the photograph of Mrs. Brooks’s stony-faced departure from the News International HQ in Wapping, East London, on Thursday after staff were told the Rupert Murdoch-owned paper would be shut down.

Answers printed on page 47 counted: “deplored,” “stench,” “stir,” “disaster” “menace,” “desist,” “racket” and “tart.”

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