At first, security agents were tempted to dismiss the whole matter as coincidence, but when a clue was given referring to a "Big-Wig," with the answer "Overlord," they began to worry that the crossword was somehow being used to warn the Germans. Two officers were duly dispatched to interview the crossword compiler--a fifty-four-year-old teacher name Lenard Dawe. After some close questioning, the agents became convinced that Dawe had no knowledge of the impending landings, and that his clues and their answers had indeed been a series of strange coincidence.
On this day in 1945, Soviet and American troops met at the River Elbe cutting Germany in two. WWII was over and the Cold War had begun.