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Local city clue in popular crossword puzzle

What’s a five letter word for bicycle capital of the Midwest? If you did the New York Times crossword or live in Xenia you’d likely know the answer.

A New York Times cruciverbalist, one who develops crosswords, has honored the Greene County seat by using its name in the March 11 puzzle for the 1 across clue: “Ohio town called the Bicycle Capital of the Midwest.”

NYT Xword 31109.pdf
From The New York Times

City Planner Nimfa Simpson spotted the clue and sent out a copy of the paper’s puzzle today. The NYT crossword is known for increasing in difficulty each day of the week ending with the toughest puzzle on Sunday.

For a Wednesday puzzle this seems to be a pretty tough one for those not from the immediate area. How many of you knew Xenia’s claim to fame?

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By April

March 12, 2009 3:36 PM | Link to this

I KNEW it! The only city with the X in the USA. I have to know it…I live there :)

By Not Just One

March 12, 2009 3:54 PM | Link to this

There is also a Xenia, IL, so named by transplanted Xenia, Ohioans.

By Not Just One

March 12, 2009 3:57 PM | Link to this

Okay, I stand corrected: According to Wikipedia, Xenia, Illinois has been renamed Atlanta, Illinois. Imagine that…

By michaela

March 12, 2009 4:15 PM | Link to this

The only city with any X in it. Try Phoenix!!!!

By DAYTON

March 12, 2009 4:25 PM | Link to this

ARE YOU SERIOUS? DID THIS STORY JUST APPEAR IN THE DDN? DDN IS SUPPOSED TO BE A MAJOR PAPER, DONT PUBLISH THIS CRAP. YOU THINK THE NY TIMES HAS A TOP STORY ABOUT A NEW YORK CITY SUBURB. WAY TO REPORT THE REAL NEWS. THE DDN REALLY REFLECTS THE CITY OF DAYTON ACCURATELY.

By Rob

March 12, 2009 4:26 PM | Link to this

hmm, I fully expected to find Xavier as an American town somewhere…nope. Oh well, I’ve wasted too much time on this issue already…congrats to Xenia on the mention!

By Pharrell

March 12, 2009 5:02 PM | Link to this

Dayton there needs to learn what a blog is. And also locate the caps lock key.

By NickM

March 12, 2009 6:42 PM | Link to this

Nice to see Xenia get mentioned for something other than a tornado.

By Freedom Writer

March 12, 2009 7:31 PM | Link to this

I wonder why Xenia starts with an X and not a Z. Always wondered about that. But no sleep was ever lost over it though.. Just currious..
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