New York Times Crossword editor, Will Shortz, says, we had a natural compulsion to fill empty spaces, i’d like to think it’s not just for crossword, but the empty spaces inside of us that come from making a way in the world that doesn’t always embrace unique. I try to fill my empty spaces with words, and puzzles, and Steve. But that wasn’t the answer. Now i know. On the journey of life, just find someone as normal as you. If not, a whole bunch.”
Mary Horowitz – All About Steve
Solve crosswords often – be imaginative.
Could a foreigner, with no native knowledge of English, become a canonical English novelist?
Yes, he can. Jozef Teodor Korzeniowski, better known as Joseph Conrad, did.
He did not speak the language fluently until he was in his twenties (and then always with a marked Polish accent).
I will dig for some more examples. I’m inspired.
There are much more here: Synonym Crosswords
Here is the list of the best crossword clues of 2005:
- December 2005 Clue: She’s on TV for a spell? VANNA
- November 2005 Clue: Current event? EDDY
- October 2005 Clue: Firing tool? AXE
- September 2005 Clue: Statements in a pack? LIES
- August 2005 Clue: Interpret kissers? LIP READ
- July 2005 Clue: Picked locks? TOUPEE
- June 2005 Clue: Record holder? EXCON
- May 2005 Clue: Cold beverage? HOT TEA
- April 2005 Clue: Early summer? ABACUS
- March 2005 Clue: Farm follower? EIEIO
- February 2005 Clue: Things caught by Sussex sleepers? ZEDS
- January 2005 Clue: Garden party? EVE
The list was compiled using “Clue of the month” award by crosswordese.com.
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