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History is nothing but gossip about the past, with the hope that it might be true.
Dear Citizens of Crossword Nation,
I'm not going to sugarcoat this: today's puzzle has its nose in everyone's business. It's full of hot air. This crossword is downright intrusive, geared towards rubbernecking, gossipmongering blabbermouths (none of whom subscribe to this puzzle series, of course.)
I hope you'll pardon the bloviation that permeates today's fare.
Welcome to Week 502 of Crossword Nation. We invite you to solve "Busybodies" as your newest diversion. I wish you all good things this week! With gratitude, I remain . . .
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