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Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 11:29

The New York Times crossword editors reveal their process for evaluating and editing a puzzle submission.

In an effort to shed more light on how we work, The Times is running a series of short posts

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Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 10:03

Often, you can tell where someone grew up by the way they speak.

For example, if someone in the United States doesn’t pronounce the final “r” at the end of “car,” you might think they are from the Boston area, based on sometimes exaggerated stereotypes about American accents and dialects

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 10:31

A mark on a page, an online meme, a fleeting sound. How can these seemingly insignificant stimuli lead to acts as momentous as participation in a racist rally or the massacre of innocent worshippers? Psychologists, neuroscientists, linguists and philosophers are developing a new theory of

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Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 10:14

When we listen to a foreign language, we may hear sounds which do not exist in our mother tongue, and may sound different from anything we have ever heard before. The first time we hear something new, a foreign sound or word – even an unknown word in our own languages – something in it may

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