Mini Crossword Is Learning About Icing and High-Sticking

They’re really good at catching flies.

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Rebecca Goldstein

Rebecca is a research scientist and espresso snob who identifies as a stay-at-home queer. Constructing crosswords began as an early pandemic hobby, and she's since been published in the the New York Times, the New Yorker and several other mainstream and indie venues.

Rebecca has written 24 articles for us.


  1. I love mini-crossword! Thank you! And here’s my vote for Autostraddle covering the PWHL league, like y’all do with basketball and soccer! I mean I root for team USA normally, but how cute are Poulin and Stacy both playing for Montreal and killing it? I can’t not root for them out there being so adorable and vicous at the same time

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