I've been a subscriber for 15 years, but my patience is starting to wear thin.
Earlier this year, The Star declared that it was going to reduce the size of its paper — and of its newsprint — out of environmental concerns. OK, that's fine. But what about those of us who look forward each day to working the crosswords and other puzzles? Those tiny, tiny letters are even smaller now. That leads to eyestrain.
On May 27, I opened the classified section to the page where The Star prints the New York Times crossword puzzle, looking forward to working it. But the clues were in such tiny print — I think it's 8-point type or smaller — and the squares in the puzzle itself are so small, it's tough to write the answers in.
I did crack the puzzle, finally, but how much longer are we going to have to put up with this? I am getting headaches from having to deal with the tiny, tiny size of The Star’s word puzzles.
Some days, the puzzles are the only things in the paper that interest me. What happens if they become burdensome to work because of the small print size?
Please print the puzzles larger!
— Dan Navarro, Ventura