Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like
It’s true. I’m fairly addicted to crossword puzzles. I’ve been doing them my whole life, give or take a few years during adolescence when I was too manic to sit still for ten minutes, and I found my crossword sweet spot in the New York Times Sunday puzzle. It’s not as hard as the Saturday one, but it’s still challenging enough for my limited patience level, and I love the puns that usually come into play in the longer answers. Ex.: Favorite middle-eastern way to dance? (Sheik to sheik.)
Anyway, I just realized I bought this book of Sunday puzzles back in 2011 (pardon the shmutz on the cover), and I’m just now passing the halfway mark. It’s become a dear friend, in a strange and slightly anti-social way. I’d probably rather be dabbling in it than meeting friends for miniature golf or mango picking. I’m looking forward to our next three years together too. Old Yella never disappoints (though it does sometimes infuriate!)
What about you? Are you hooked on crosswords? Writers might enjoy them more than a lot of people, if only for the exotic words that pop up here and there. Plus, there’s the satisfaction of getting through a tough puzzle without looking up any answers.
Small victories, eh?