AOL's history as told through New York Times crosswords

The New York Times crossword.

This final note today, which I love: The history of AOL as told through New York Times crossword clues.

The very first one -- Jan. 14th, 1997 -- "Prodigy competitor, for short." Another, on Feb. 26th, 2002: "It merged with Time Warner." All the way down to Dec. 5th last year: "'You've Got Mail' company."

An engineer at Quartz, the Atlantic's new business site, built an app to let you build a search all the way back to 1996.

Sadly, I'm not there. "Radio host...three letters." How hard can it be?

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