Final ‘World’ Crossword Jabs Exec

In its final edition, News of the World appears to have some nasty messages hidden in the crossword—aimed squarely at former editor Rebecca Brooks. Before Murdoch's son shut down News of the World for its reckless phone hacking, Brooks told her bitter staff she would not resign and can be heard in a secret recording saying she was "determined to get vindication for this paper and for people like you." Despite orders from News International to "ensure there were no libels or any hidden mocking messages" in the final edition, the crossword was riddled with obvious shaming clues—including "Brook," "stink," "catastrophe," and "woman stares wildly at calamity.”