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How to fake the New York Times

By James Crabtree  

It’s close to midnight on Wednesday evening, and the lights burn brightly still at Prospect towers; as mentioned below, tonight is press night, so the team stays late, and make sure no i goes undotted. But wouldn’t it be nice if someone would just magically produce the next copy of the magazine for us? This late-night thought prompted by a charming incident from last week, in which some optimistic pranksters began to distribute a fake edition of the New York Times around Manhattan, in celebration of Obama’s victory.

Crain’s New York Business takes up the story, and provides an amusing…

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