Ig Nobel Prizes in the Wall Street Journal Crossword Puzzle

The Ig Nobel Prizes have again wandered into a crossword puzzle, this time as a clue in the January 23, 2021 puzzle in the Wall Street Journal. The clue for one of the across words is:

123 Satiric prize for scientific research

By our lazy count, this is the third time the Ig Nobel Prizes have appeared in a major crossword puzzle (if there is such a thing as a major crossword puzzle) in an English-language publication. The Week used it in their puzzle on October 19, 2015. The New York Times used it in their puzzle on December 20, 2020.

The Igs have also been an answer on the Jeopardy! TV program eight times or so.

(Thanks to Steven Adelman for bringing this to our attention.)

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