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How D-Day code words ended up in British crossword puzzles

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In the month leading up to the Allied invasion of Normandy in World War II, a collection of very particular words started appearing in the crossword section of a popular British newspaper.

Starting around May 2, 1944, code words for specific parts of the “D-Day” operation — which would kick off in earnest June 6 — began popping up as answers in the Daily Telegraph’s crosswords. The strange coincidence, deemed by some the Crossword Panic of 1944, led British intelligence to question the puzzles’ creator.

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