Remember how you used to adjust the margins on your school papers so you could write a little bit less? If you’re still in school, remember how you still do that? Now, at long last, there’s a font that will do all the cheating for you: Times Newer Roman.
According to its creator
, the digital agency MSCHF, the typeface “kinda looks like Times New Roman, except each character is 5 to 10 per cent wider.” This means, ostensibly, that you can turn in a paper in Times Newer Roman without it being terribly obvious that you’ve downloaded a full new font instead of writing 200 more words.
Here’s a side-by-side comparison from the website. Honestly, the difference is incredibly subtle.
As with any shortcut, though, there is one major caveat. You’ll only be able to use the font on papers that you either print or save to PDF. As Lifehacker points out, if you submit the document in Word, the font will only register if it’s also downloaded to your instructor’s computer. Unless they’re also cheating on their term paper (if it’s a TA, maybe they are!), this will probably pose an issue.