If You Complete Her: Palehound score a New York Times crossword clue


Studio 52 is a community artist space located in the heart of Allston, and is proud to support the Boston music scene and local artist community.

You can now refer to Boston’s beloved band Palehound as 17 Across, thanks to some smooth moves from the New York Times daily crossword puzzle.

Spread across the puzzle yesterday was a clue prompting readers to ID the “A Place I’ll Always Go” band, which, of course, refers to Ellen Kempner’s bedroom-pop project, which released a song and album of the same name in 2017.

Kempner stumbled across her group’s clue while filling out in the word game last night, and was sufficiently flattered, tweeting out her excitement.

Kempner then tweeted: “my name is 17 Across now I will not respond to anything else.”

Hey, it’s not every day you have a stellar chance to teach your family about local indie gone national.

After playing Nova Scotia’s In The Dead Of Winter Fest next week (January 18), Palehound hit the road with Weaves for a tour that kicks off February 7 in Holyoke and after criss-crossing the country, wraps March 16 at The Sinclair. Full dates below.