19 Apr '11, 1am

Better than a poem? Man proposes to girlfriend via specially-crafted crossword puzzle

Better than a poem? Man proposes to girlfriend via specially-crafted crossword puzzle

With the complicity of the newspaper, Mr Corey Newman, 28, of Alexandria, Virginia, proposed to his live-in girlfriend, Ms Marlowe Epstein, 31, through clues buried in a specially-crafted puzzle. -- PHOTO: AFP WASHINGTON - THE Washington Post crossword puzzle had special meaning this weekend for one local couple. With the complicity of the newspaper, Mr Corey Newman, 28, of Alexandria, Virginia, proposed to his live-in girlfriend, Ms Marlowe Epstein, 31, through clues buried in a specially-crafted puzzle. The clue for 37 Across, for example, 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. The clincher was 51 Across: 'Words with a certain ring to them'. As soon as Ms Epstein came up with the answer - 'Will you marry me' - Mr Newman got down on one knee, whip...

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