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Man endures dramatic Twitter breakup with ‘New York Times’ crossword puzzles

Say it ain't so...

 

Nayomi Reghay

Internet Culture

Published Aug 24, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 4:41 am CDT

Breaking up is hard to do. But it’s even harder when you’re going through a break up with the New York Times Wordplay Twitter account.

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When Twitter user Matt Negrin felt the New York Times crossword puzzles app was sending him some not-so-subtle messages, he tweeted about it.

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And his tweet did not land on deaf ears.

What happened next is a breakup for the ages. 

First, they iced each other out.

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Then came that question we all know we shouldn’t ask, but always do…

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And then, the ugly truth. Oh how the truth hurts.

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But then you remember your common ground. And you just have to wonder, “Where did it all go wrong?”

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And suddenly you’re remembering happier times…

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But looking to the past is a slippery slope.

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And then someone goes and says something that really hurts.

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And someone else lashes back.

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But just when it seems bleakest, a glimmer of hope.

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And then, you remember what it’s all about.

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And it’s not long before you’re feeling frisky.

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Frisky for crosswords.

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Because there’s one fact we can all agree on here.

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You can pretty much guess what happens next…

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Yep, that’s pretty much how it goes. Just remember to cherish what you have, you two. Solving is a many-splendored thing.

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*First Published: Aug 24, 2016, 6:36 pm CDT