Tuesday, January 27, 2009

One word for going mad with boxes (9)

The answer is CROSSWORD!

Over the long weekend, I managed to acquire a new hobby...no prizes for guessing. It indeed is crosswords. All my life, untill the past weekend, I hated doing crosswords and thought it to be a sheer waste of time and efforts. Mostly, coz whenever I tried to solve them, I failed miserably. So, much so that, I would forget the simplest of english synonyms. As a kid, I even thought it to be some kind of a monster, which makes you forget your words and spellings :O

But to every crossword solvers relief, I have overcome my fear for them and infact I love them now. Last saturday, I dug out all the supplements for MetroPlus (Hindu's daily supplement, except for Fridays) and tried my hands at around 20 crossword puzzles, loving each one of them. Though in the process, I almost ate up KTs brain asking his help on every second word. And KT being the superman when it comes to crosswords, did not really like getting disturbed between his Tennis, Mahabharat, Enter the Dragon, and other stuff. So, mostly I left many of the puzzles 50%-60% complete, after I got the "eyes rolling, chuckling to self" expressions. However, last night KT and me attempted to complete one old one :)I also completed one at work today with all the online help I could take and with the benevolent Meisters help. Yay! but I completed it all alone(since there was no physical being next to me ;)....kudos to me! But I do not like doing the online version much, and prefer the old school pen and newspaper :)

P.S - Have flicked today's Metroplus from office for a nice brain wrestling tournament at home :)

6 comments:

shock said...

Welcome to the world of crossword puzzles!!!!Its a great and completely inconsequential way to pass time. Enjoy

wasted said...

:) thanks thanks...

myriadmind said...

waiting to see how many u get :)

serendipiduous said...

oh did i tell u i discovered scarbble recently?
talk about late bloomers...

wasted said...

I think both of us are destined to be that. I discovered so many things which people my age finished some 5-10 years back. Take Arun for example...

wanda1234 said...

thanks for sharing....


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