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TED appears in the NY Times crossword puzzle, New Yorker’s Shouts & Murmurs

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TED-crosswordThe TED office is abuzz about two high-profile mentions this week.

First, we were excited to see ourselves included in The New York Times crossword puzzle for the third time on Thursday. The clue for 12 down: “______ talks, offerers of ‘ideas worth spreading.’”

We were also amused to see TEDx referenced in The New Yorker’s Shouts & Murmurs column. Called “My recurring nightmares,” by Yoni Brenner, nightmare number two begins, “Backstage at the Saskatchewan convention center, I’m about to deliver an inspirational lecture on cosmetic dentistry for tedxSaskatoon when I suddenly realize that not only do I not know the first thing about dentistry; I’m also wanted by the Canadian authorities for outfitting a moose with a bowler hat, with the intent to teach him canasta.” Read the rest here.