“This is the NYTimes crossword puzzle today on the first day of Hanukkah. What the hell, @nytimes?” the tweet read.
In a later tweet, Edwards pointed out that no major media outlet had covered the incident. “So far not one mainstream media outlet has reported on this,” he wrote.
Another user, @kennedytcooper, said, “Can anyone explain why the Times crossword is a swastika on the first day of Hanukkah.”
This is not the first time the New York Times Crossword Puzzle has bore a resemblance to the swastika, a symbol used by various cultures but widely associated with Nazi Germany and neo-Nazism.