Didn't they use to print crossword puzzles in the Awake? I vaguely remember my mother doing them, and me trying to do them when I was a small child. Is this an accurate memory or could I be thinking of a non-JW publication.
It made me think about how they have continued to dumb down their literature over the years. At least crossword puzzles require a little more brain power than asking a question and reading an answer verbatim from a paragraph.
I also remember always liking a column called Watching the World, even as a child. I don't remember what publication it was in, maybe the Kingdom Ministry.
If you compare any Watching the World column with the archives from the New York Times, it is very evident that all of their information came from the NYT newspapers (and so did many of their anecdotes used in old talks).