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Newspapers Publish Crossword Puzzle with Jewish Slur (Video)

| by Michael Allen
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Tribune Media Services, which provides a crossword puzzle to numerous newspapers in the U.S., recently included a Jewish slur as one of the "clues."

According to WXIA-TV,  the clue was “Shylock, e.g.,” which is based on a fictional ruthless Jewish moneylender in William Shakespeare‘s play The Merchant of Venice, and the answer was "Jew."

Several newspapers published the crossword puzzle on June 28 (video below).

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) asked Tribune Media Services for an apology, which the company did issue, notes the ADL website.

Tribune Media Services said in a statement: “The puzzle should not have been distributed with that clue, and we apologize for the offense it caused. The issue has been discussed with the creators and editors involved, and the clue will not be used again in a Tribune Media Services crossword.”

Source: ADL.org and WXIA-TV

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