Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Grid Perfection

My newspaper runs a page of puzzles every day of the week.  The page includes two crosswords-one from the New York Times and one by an unidentified constructor.  I usually see how many squares of both puzzles I can fill in.  Some days I have better luck than others.  (Did you know that the New York Times crossword becomes increasingly difficult throughout the week, with the easiest one on Monday?)

I prefer to do my answering in pencil, but if one's not available I'll use a pen and write over the incorrect letters as necessary.   Sometimes when I get done there's so many corrections it's hard to figure out the actual answers, but since I'm the only one looking at it so it doesn't matter.

It's not often I can finish a puzzle with NO changes, but it happened today.  In ink.  I was pretty pleased with myself.


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  1. Very cool!

    And how nice of the NYT to take it easy on Mondays. ha.

  2. Wow. Impressive Kathy. I'll show my Mom. She's a huge NYT crossword fan.

    1. I didn't make it clear, but this one wasn't the Times puzzle. Yesterday I left A LOT of empty spaces on that.

  3. When we lived in MN and got a daily paper I was hooked on the crosswords. Always feels good to fill in all the words!