Cross Words for Trying Times

Daily word games boost my brain and spirits

Pax Ahimsa Gethen
4 min readMay 20, 2023

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Screenshot from the New York Times Games website, with one section showing the date and author of today’s crossword, and another section showing current, best, and average times, and current and longest streaks.

As I’ve written previously, I suffer from clinical depression and anxiety. These have worsened in recent years with the growing realization of the extent of hate and violence against marginalized people like myself. As I also haven’t had a day job for some time, I sometimes need motivation just to get out of bed in the morning. One motivator…

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