As I’ve [del]namedropped[/del] [del]bragged[/del] mentioned a few times, I test-solve the cryptic crosswords for Games Magazine. In a puzzle I worked on recently, there was a mention to one of the new media,
(I put it in a spoiler box, since it refers to the answer and someone may be doing the puzzle in the March issue and remember this.
Anyway, the editor (Jen Orehowsky) and I got into a discussion of how to refer to this new media in a way that would be technically correct “for the kids,” but also in a way that would point to the answer in a way helpful to us middle-aged folks who might partake of this medium in some limited way but not be aware of the ins and outs of it.
In the middle of the discussion, I said, “Yanno, it would be really helpful if we had some idea of the age of the solvers” – the original clue that I objected to had been okayed by the young-uns (20somethings) – Jen’s probably early 30s and was iffy on it – I’m 53 and was totally WTF about referring to this medium in that way.
The magazine has gone to printer, so I’m not asking for help on the specific clue – what I want to know is, are there any current Games cryptic solvers around, and how old are you?
PS: Thanks to TommyTutone in the current Pit thread on xw puzzles for giving me the idea to start this thread.