I love crossword puzzles, and just made my greatest read ever.
Clue: SOS, for one.
Eleven letters, all I had was a ‘P’ at position 1.
And the answer was…
Well, we’ll get to that in a minute.
Thoughts on Xwords: Merl Reagle, a genius. The Washington Post “Crossenergy”, pretty good too. One thing I hate, is the classic “Start of a quip.” Hey, I don’t mind a challenging xword, but that just strikes me as a little bit unfair. If it was “Start of a quip, by Will Rogers” that would be okay. Otherwise, it just seems like the go-between, well, between the puzzler and solver is reduced a bit.
Anyway, I assume that the hardcore solvers have stopped reading way up, and tried to get the answer also.
Of course it was…
Well, we’ll get to that in a minute. But first, I propose a little game.
To wit: give a clue, and guess the answer. Now I’m not saying just give any clue, but one of the classic clues that we all see over and over (this will weed out the hardcore people from the amateurs). Here, I’ll start us off with one or two:
And of course, swtich ending:
Btw, the reason I think Reagle is a genius, is that I’ve never, ok, almost never, seen him use the “classic” clues.