Crossword proposal

[Published on 11 Jan, 1998]

A New York man found a novel way of proposing to his girlfriend -
he asked The New York Times crossword editor to devise a puzzle
that had "Will You Marry Me" as an answer to one of the clues.

Mr Bill Gottlieb wanted no doubt about the outcome, so he and
puzzle compilers built in another clue with the answer "Yes"
for girlfriend Emily Mindel, an avid fan of the crossword.