Friday, May 6, 2011

Crossword puzzle proposal

Hey Scrabble and Words With Friends Geeks, check this out:

The Washington Post newspaper's crossword puzzle had special meaning this weekend for one local couple. With the complicity of the daily broadsheet, Corey Newman, 28, of Alexandria, Virginia, proposed to his live-in girlfriend, Marlowe Epstein, 31, through clues buried in a specially-crafted puzzle.

The clue for 37 Across, asked for the name of a role in the movie "Shakespeare in Love." The answer - Marlowe. 39 Across asked for the name of a "Casablanca" screenwriter. The answer - Epstein.

They're totally adorable:

Skip to 3:12 for the actual proposal

The clincher was 51 Across: "Words with a certain ring to them." As soon as Epstein came up with the answer - "Will you marry me" - Newman got down on one knee, whipped out a diamond ring and repeated the question. "Yes, of course!" Epstein said. "I was sort of blown away," she said. "I was so impressed that he managed to pull that off!"

The video shows the groom's desperate search for the right newspaper - it's the proposal that almost wasn't.



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