From the Ripsaw Archive: April 5, 2000

Ten years ago today, the first weekly issue of the Ripsaw came out. Looking it over this morning, the thing that surprised me is there was a localized crossword puzzle. I had forgotten about that. It only lasted a few months because the guy who did it, Israel Malachi, either got tired of putting it together or left town for a while, I can’t remember which.

Anyway, the puzzle is below. It’s pretty easy, but I’ll follow up with the answer key in the comments tomorrow.



about 13 years ago

HA, 9 down - Downtown Duluth's "library" - that's great!


about 13 years ago

This is pretty cool. Creating crossword puzzles is tougher than it looks. One of my first jobs after college was proofreading crossword puzzles for Running Press -- it gave me a great appreciation for the art of creating them.

Hillsider Newspaper editor

about 13 years ago


Localized crossword puzzles are pretty cool. Those ones in the Ripsaw must have been fun to look forward to. Wendy G has done a couple localized crossword puzzles for The Hillsider.  I would be open to anyone who wanted to create one for us.


about 13 years ago

Israel left town for a while, if I remember correctly. He also used to do bizarro cartoons (more coming soon). He currently plays in the Tico Three along with some other Gremmelian band, I think.

Paul Lundgren

about 13 years ago

Yep. Malachi is in the Temporary Service with Gremmels.

Paul Lundgren

about 13 years ago

And the answers are:

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