Talk:Yemeni man creates world's largest crossword puzzle

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PR reply[edit]

Sadly I can only find one source for this, due to the geography of the article. There's just not that big of a press in Yemen. I'm contacting Guinness to confirm that they've started the paperwork, so that this isn't completely a hoax, even though I doubt it is. -- Zanimum 15:18, 9 January 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Edited reply[edit]

Thanks for your email. Currently we don't have any records under this man's name but that may be because he is in the process of being recognised which can take a while.

I'm sorry I can't be of more assistance,

Just received. -- Zanimum 18:21, 10 January 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Factually incorrect[edit]

"easily topping the previous high of 1,800 squares."...interesting, and totally wrong. According to and a number of other sites, the previous record (sometime after the record in 1996) was 28,000 clues and 91,000 squares in total. This crossword puzzle is AVAILABLE to purchase in shops so I assume this proof enough. Additionally, 1,800 squares is a pathetically low amount, and is about 42x43 which would be a laughably easy record to beat :-)

BTW, either stole your story or your reporter stole theirs 21:00, 9 January 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Re MensNewsDaily: we are licensed under the CC-BY-2.5 license so people can copy our stories, and attribute the stories to "Wikinews". This website copies our stories frequently and attributes us. FellowWiki Newsie 21:05, 9 January 2008 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, a notice on the mensnewsdaily article just above the title credits Wikinews. --Jcart1534 21:09, 9 January 2008 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for finding the record was incorrect. Maybe the number the Yemeni paper had was from back when he started. -- Zanimum 15:43, 10 January 2008 (UTC)[reply]