My brother is mildly obsessed with the New York Times crossword puzzle — so I was really interested when Wired had an article earlier this year on “crossword upstarts” offering “younger” clues, shall we say:
One of the names, ROXANE, could have been clued as a reference to best-selling (and living) author Roxane Gay but instead defaulted to a character from the 19th-century play Cyrano de Bergerac.
One of the presents my brother has coming his way this year is a crossword subscription to American Values Club Crossword, also known as the AVCX because it’s affiliated with the pop culture publication A.V. Club. A subscription for the year was only $20, and I liked that you could pick the date your gift recipient would get the email. If you really want to go all-in on a gift, you could also get a small iTunes gift card or Play gift card so they could get one of the supported crossword apps.
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Workwear sales of note for Cyber Monday! (Our favorites are in bold!)
- Nordstrom – Up to 60% off, with new markdowns on coats and shoes! Plus, Cyber Monday Deals for a limited time, including Theory, Barefoot Dreams, Zella, and more!
- Abercrombie & Fitch – 30% off everything, plus an extra 15% off select items online!
- Amazon – Cyber Monday deals on Calvin Klein, Drybar, Olaplex, Orolay coats, True & Co bras, Tapata pants, Grace Karin dresses, and Marycrafts suits and dresses
- Ann Taylor – 50% off everything, plus free shipping!
- Anthropologie – Extra 50% off sale items, including just-dropped cyber steals.
- Banana Republic Factory – 60% off everything; extra 15% off
- Betabrand – Up to 70% off sitewide, plus take an extra 15% off today with code. Reader favorite yoga dress pants come down to around $40.
- Boden – 40% off selected styles, plus 20% off full price.
- Brooks Brothers – Today only, take an extra 10% off. 30% off sitewide; lots of suits 40% off. Readers love this silk-cashmere shawl sweater, their classic cardigans, their BrooksStretch suiting, and their non-iron blouses.
- Cuyana – Lots of select goodies on sale, including washable silk, a lot of cashmere, and some leather goods (but not the tote).
- Eddie Bauer – 50% off (exclusions apply) plus free shipping for a limited time.
- Elie Tahari – Cyber sale, extra 30% off with code Cyber30!
- Eloquii – 50% off everything + extra 15% off when you spend $125+. Cyber steals start at $19.
- Everlane – 40% off all cashmere plus up to 50% off our top styles. (I don’t think I’ve ever seen Everlane run a deal like this, fwiw! We recently featured this alpaca polo sweater, now down to $63; reader favorites like the Dream Pant, their ReNew Transit backpack, and some of their silk blouses are included in the sale!)
- Express – 50% off everything, plus100s of style steals + free shipping!
- The Fold – Free global shipping today only, plus take 20% off pieces in the “archive” as well as select other savings.
- Hugo Boss – Cyber savings, up to 40% off!
- J.Crew – Online only, can’t miss deals starting at $19.50. The current reader favorite sweater jacket comes down to $63 in cart (with code — final sale only, for some reason).
- J.Crew Factory – 60% off everything!
- Lands’ End – Up to 70% off your order with code – reader favorite wool dresses and pants come down to under $60 (plus sizes too!); ponte dresses start at $30.
- L.L. Bean – 10% off your order, plus free shipping on $50+. (Readers love their coats and their pima cotton tees (regular and plus sizes).
- Loft – 60% off 2+ styles or 50% off 1.
- Lululemon – Once a year savings – Align tights start at $19.
- Madewell – 60% off special Cyber Monday styles; 50% off everything else.M.M. LaFleur – Save up to 80%, and take an extra 20% off sale styles for a limited time.
- MM.LaFleur – Take an extra 20% off sale styles.
- Neiman Marcus – Up to 75% off regular-price & sale items; $50 off $200; $100 off $400; $250 off $1,000; $500 off $2,000; luxe brands sale up to 50% off
- Of Mercer – 40% off sitewide.
- Sephora – Save big on different brands every single day through 11/28. Today: Fenty and fresh.
- Talbots – 50% off one item (regular price) and 40% off your entire purchase. Free shipping no minimum!
- Theory – Up to 40% off sitewide!
- Ulta – Online only, over 400 deals up to 50% off!
- Universal Standard – Most denim 50%+ off!
- Victoria’s Secret – 40% off sitewide, plus free shipping $25+!
Other Sales of Note:
- Crate & Barrel – Ends today: up to 60% off Cyber Monday deals and free shipping sitewide.
- West Elm – Today only, up to 70% off!
Gift Ideas for Men:
- American Giant – Readers have always recommended their hoodies (Kat’s husband loves his and the tees are nice also).
- Lululemon: Their pants are big sellers for men!
- Ugg – Kat’s husband loves this hoodie.
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