For 1 Across the clue was “Recent events.” The answer, obviously, should be “Divorce,” not “News,” as was listed in your answer key.

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To whom it may concern,

My name is Randal Gustafson and I’m a frequent reader of your newspaper and occasional doer of your crossword puzzle. I know there’s a better word than “doer” but I’m writing this in a fury so you’ll excuse me if I don’t go running off to find my thesaurus. I couldn’t find it even if I wanted to, as I was recently forced to move out of my home on short notice and all of my belongings were hastily packed. I’m surrounded by cardboard boxes at the moment! I’m sure you’ve been there. Here is…


(written with Kate Villa)

Hello comedy writer. You’ve been invited to submit a writing packet to “Gutfeld!”, a new conservative late night comedy show on Fox News — your home for comedy! And by “invited” we mean you’re reading this post on Facebook. After the success of the mass distribution of the Jon Stewart packet we decided to put the specs for the Gutfeld! packet online. Which basically makes us the same as Jon Stewart.

About The Show:

“Gutfeld!” stars the one and only Greg Gutfeld, co-host of The Five and Red Eye. Greg’s like the funny guy who screams…


Peter Grosz and Debra Downing are alums of The Second City Theater, writers, actors and husband and wife, living in Brooklyn, NY. This piece was composed at home on their computer exactly as you see it. One person would write and the other would respond, essentially like an improvised written “conversation”. The content was not pre-planned. They only decided to talk about the leaks coming out of the White House. They wrote on February 3rd.

PETE: For those who aren’t totally up to date on what we’ll be discussing, here’s a quick primer that I think is an unbiased description…


Peter Grosz and Debra Downing are alums of The Second City Theater, writers, actors and husband and wife, living in Brooklyn, NY. This piece was composed at home on their computer exactly as you see it. One person would write and the other would respond, essentially like an improvised written “conversation”. The content was not pre-planned. They only decided to talk about President Trump’s first week in office. They wrote on January 26th.

PETE: So it was a pretty uneventful first week. If you don’t count the controversy over crowd size, accusations of massive voter fraud, a GIANT protest march…


I can’t reveal my source but I got an exclusive sneak peak at Trump’s inaugural speech. I find it far more eloquent and contemplative than most of his previous remarks but I’ll let you judge for yourself.


Peter Grosz and Debra Downing are alums of The Second City Theater, writers, actors and husband and wife, living in Brooklyn, NY. This piece was composed at home on their computer exactly as you see it. One person would write and the other would respond, essentially like an improvised written “conversation”. The content was not pre-planned. They only decided to talk about the New Year. They wrote it on January 5th

PETE: Happy New Year, Deb. Did you make any New Year’s resolutions? I did. Mine is to ask people if they made any New Year’s resolutions. Every year I…


Peter Grosz and Debra Downing are alums of The Second City Theater, writers, actors and husband and wife, living in Brooklyn, NY. This piece was composed at home on their computer exactly as you see it. One person would write and the other would respond, essentially like an improvised written “conversation”. The content was not pre-planned. They only decided to talk about the alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election. They wrote it on December 14th

PETE: I was going to write how awful and shameful it is that the Russians hacked our election but I’m worried that they’re reading…


Peter Grosz and Debra Downing are alums of The Second City Theater, writers, actors and husband and wife, living in Brooklyn, NY. This piece was composed at home on their computer exactly as you see it. One person would write and the other would respond, essentially like an improvised written “conversation”. The content was not pre-planned. They only decided to talk about “The Holidays”. They wrote it on December 9th

PETE: (Singing) It’s the most wonderful time of the year… (Speaking normally) But is it though? The weather starts to get bad, my sinuses go crazy, I feel like I’m…


Peter Grosz and Debra Downing are alums of The Second City Theater, writers, actors and husband and wife, living in Brooklyn, NY. This piece was composed at home on their computer exactly as you see it. One person would write and the other would respond, essentially like an improvised written “conversation”. The content was not pre-planned. They only decided to talk about Donald Trump’s transition. They wrote it on December 1st

PETE: Well, Donald Trump is transitioning. How do you think it’s going? Better or worse than Caitlin Jenner?

DEB: Bruce Jenner transitioned himself into a beautiful, thoughtful, inspiring woman…


Peter Grosz and Debra Downing are alums of The Second City Theater, writers, actors and husband and wife, living in Brooklyn, NY. This piece was composed at home on their computer exactly as you see it. One person would write and the other would respond, essentially like an improvised written “conversation”. The content was not pre-planned. They only decided to talk about Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election. They wrote it on November 15th.

PETE: Well, we’ve taken a full week to process Trump’s election and we’re still not done processing. No one is. If you looked at America…

Peter Grosz

Chef at Guy's American Kitchen and Bar, Times Square, NY.

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