Thursday, August 26, 2010
Day 237: The Five Red Herrings
My main distraction these days is a book of cryptic crosswords that a friend borrowed/gave me. Cryptic Crosswords are far superior to ordinary crosswords. Each clue is a definition and a word puzzle. I love this because I'm not so good at trivia but I enjoy puzzles. Types of clues include anagrams, reversals, palindromes, and words inside other words. Unfortunately, cryptics are much more popular in the U.K. and their puzzles are near indecipherable to an American. I have two books of cryptics but I'm not sure what I'll do when these are finished.