Friday, 4 November 2011
Gaz and Carol bought me a Times 2 Jumbo Crossword Book earlier in the year. I really enjoy doing crosswords with my morning coffee or lunch. I have just completed No. 56. Well, almost completed. The thing about general knowledge crosswords for me is being able to complete all the questions to which I know, or should know, the answer. There are, however, answers which I will never get however much thinking I do. In those circumstances I just grin and bear it and look the answer up. With such large crosswords I rarely get 100% of the answers although I did manage a complete one earlier in the week. However No 56 defeated me by two questions: An Australian Fish in 10 and an old chestnut which defeats me every time: A Long-short metric foot in 7. The answer to the first was BARRAMUNDI and the second was TROCHEE. I'm hoping that now I've blogged about it I will remember 'trochee' next time it crops up - as it inevitably will.