EAGLE-EYED Guardian readers have spotted something odd in today’s crossword puzzle.
People have taken to social media to highlight the fact that the answers ‘Sturgeon’ and ‘racist’ appear side-by-side.
While some have recognised that this is most likely a coincidence, others are claiming it looks like an anti-SNP conspiracy theory.
Incredible scenes. There's a conspiracy theory about today's Guardian cryptic crossword calling Nicola Sturgeon a racist. pic.twitter.com/1GnoBtkYFc
— Jamie Ross (@JamieRoss7) March 1, 2017
— Shugmeister??????? (@weeshooey) March 1, 2017
This twitter suggested the crossword looks ‘sinister’.
— ???????Bob Sinclair??????? (@celtic_spring) March 1, 2017
Although Mr Barrie here states this was probably accidental, he does suggest that the crossword should have been given a once over to avoid offence.
— Gavin Barrie ?️??????????? (@jammach) March 1, 2017
Thankfully, many Twitter users found the funny side!
Shocking discovery found in Guardian crossword puzzle. pic.twitter.com/NGpLIga4D3
— Paul Malik (@C_PMalik) March 1, 2017
Wasn't really planning to have time to do the Guardian crossword today, but now I hear there's a conspiracy theory behind it…
— Christopher Pittard (@CAPittard) March 1, 2017
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