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May 8, 2007

Crossword confession

I am an addict. Just as I truly enjoy my coffee addiction, I relish my crossword addiction. They are both innocuous, easily satisfied and fun! Not to mention how incredibly razor-sharp they make me! You can't touch me - I'm too pointy! The fact that I sit for hours at a time doing crosswords makes me fear for when I have children as I may or may not put down the puzzle - Can't you see Mommy's busy with her crossword?? Idiot!!

Jonah just alerted me to a cool little crossword constructed by Bill Clinton and of course edited by Will Shortz. It supposedly contains more word play than the usual puzzle - oh that Bill! Answers will be posted on May 11th.


In addition to the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday NYT crossword puzzles (I don't purport to even attempt the other days of the week), I carry around this little book - it's portable and about the same difficulty level as Monday through Wednesday:


Finally, a site I truly adore is Rex Parker's. I love his writing and thinking style - he writes about the puzzle's difficulty level, theme and noteworthy clues and answers, both interesting and frustration - always written with a fun flair. Plus, he's the 166th greatest crossword solver in the world!


Let me know if I manage to turn you into a crossword addict. I will sleep better at night knowing so!


The documentary Wordplay is what got me hooked!

Posted by: Ron at May 8, 2007 10:47 AM

Oh sweetie. Have you noticed how I haven't even returned your email? I too used to relish the crosswords. I even brought a book of NYT crosswords with me to the hospital when I delivered Tex thinking I'd while away the hours. Yeah. No more crosswords for Mommy. Sorry Harn.

Posted by: yay dogs! at May 8, 2007 5:25 PM
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