Harry the Dog’s weekly kids’ word search contained the message LIVESIHCODRUM, which, when read backwards, could be interpreted as Murdoch Is Evil.
Media magnate Rupert Murdoch owns the Telegraph.
The 'Murdoch Is Evil' puzzle barb is even better with Harry The Newshound completely missing the big story pic.twitter.com/Z9g0xAbOJw— Rupert Murdoch V 2.0 (@RupertMurdochPR) December 10, 2013
The theme of the puzzle was the “amazing animals” of Indonesia. It took about two days before the hidden message was spotted and the Telegraph has refused to comment on the puzzle.
But Twitter had plenty of comments:
Social media also named the possible source of the hidden message:
Update on the Rupert Murdoch is evil find-a-word thing. Dr Mumbo understands person responsible was a "contractor". http://t.co/6xrxvZLryA— Nic Christensen (@nicchristensen) December 10, 2013