'Kill Chavez's bro' isn't what you usually see in a crossword5/13/2012
47 Across: coincidence? Neptali Segovia has been preparing crossword puzzles for the Venezuelan newspaper Ultimas Noticias for 17 years without incident, but a state TV host is now claiming that Segovia placed a hidden call to assassinate Hugo Chavez's older brother into last Wednesday's brain teaser. Intelligence agents are similarly intrigued by the allegedly strategic intersection of "ASESINEN" ("kill") with "ADAN" (the name of Chavez's brother), both below the word "RAFAGAS" ("bursts of gunfire" or "bursts of wind," depending on how conspiratorial your perspective is). Not every Chavez supporter believes the puzzle plot. Poet Nestor Francia asks, "From what cheap spy movie does someone get that orders for killings be given through a crossword?"
Is the puzzle a hidden assassination call or simply coincidence?