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If you are a crossword puzzle person, like me, you probably recognize the words in the title of this post as the answers to clues commonly found in crossword puzzles. If you are not a crossword puzzle person, like my husband, then these words might be new to you.
On our recent flight home from vacation I brought out my New York Times Crossword Puzzle book and asked Tom if he wanted to do a puzzle with me. I don't generally like to do puzzles with Tom because he likes to go through all of the Across clues before he looks at the Down clues while I like to do all of the clues around each new answer I enter. He also insists on holding the pen and writing in the answers which completely annoys me. Whatever, it's good to do things together, right?
As we moved through the puzzle I dazzled my husband with my smarts.
Tom: Stair post. 5 letters. Hmmm.
Tom: Wow. Are you sure? How do you spell it?
Patti: N-E-W-E-L. Try it.
Tom: Okay, that works. Let's see, what's next? Large Jug. 4 letters. Hmmm.
Patti: Ewer. E-W-E-R.
Tom: How do you know this stuff? I'm impressed.
Patti: No big deal.
Tom: Next. Hockey legend Bobby. 3 letters. I know this one. Clarke.
Patti: I thought you said 3 letters. Does Orr work?
Tom: Wow, your really smart!
Patti: Thanks, honey.
Ladies, brains gets the guy every time, so get yourself a copy of a New York Times Crossword Puzzle book today and see what a difference it makes in your marriage. And, until you become a seasoned puzzler, like me, do not hesitate to look in the back of the book at the answer key.
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