The post below, "A personal communiqué" has a long colloquy in comments between myself and one [Update] three other commenter[s]. I'm noting it up here in case anyone else wants to jump in on the argument.

Today's (9/26/05) NY Times crossword wasn't very interesting, even by Monday standards. Thanks a lot, Ethan Cooper. I may add crossword puzzle reviews to my blog niches, along with the normal Randy Cohen stuff, West Wing blogging (I'll get to that tomorrow) and whatever else it is I do.