Thursday, 5 January 2012

"Doula" in the New York Times crossword puzzle!

My family has always been big crossword puzzle fans - the New York Times crossword in particular. My grandmother, at eighty-seven, still completes the Sunday crossword every week. We're also, of course, Will Shortz (the crossword editor) fans in general; now that I'm working nights, I'm bummed that I miss out on listening to Weekend Edition on Sundays for his puzzles.

So imagine how excited I was to hear that "doula" was in this week's Monday puzzle: "58A: One providing nonmedical support for a woman in labor". Funny to read through the comments on a crossword blog about it - real mix of people who were very familiar with the term, and those who had never heard it before. But now they have!!