Monday, December 8, 2008

Grand Duchess Victoria discovers crossword puzzles

December 8, 1924

Grand Duchess Victoria Feodorovna of Russia has discovered crossword puzzles. She is currently in New York City, and is staying at the Waldorf-Astoria, where she was found in her reception room working on one of the "brain-twisters."
"I was shown one of the puzzles and I have been working at them ever since," she told a reporter. "You know, one has to be shown their way about a but in these puzzles."
She said she ordered several puzzle books to take home with her her, and she agreed to allow a photograph to be taken of her sitting at a table with one of the puzzles before her.
She also attended a dinner in her honor at Sherry's, which was hosted by the Monday Opera Club. The club is acting as the Grand Duchess' official host here in New York City.
The Grand Duchess also told a reporter that she believes that American women are the best dressed in the world. "I had always the opinion that American women were the best dressed in the world, and after seeing them at tea, I am convinced they are the best dressed. They are certainly the last word in fashion. In addition, they are charming, and I am having an extraordinarily good time."

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