If you’re in New York City this spring, you’ve already got a leg-up on this month’s mini crossword featuring shows from our seasonal guide, a pitch-black ink you might’ve used in art class, recent pro-Palestine demonstrations, and the answer to a maxim you’ve probably heard before.

Natan Last’s essays, poetry, and crossword puzzles appear in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Narrative, Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere. He is currently writing a nonfiction book about crosswords.
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