I just wonder about that addicted cruciverbalist I described at the beginning of this column.
I once read about a gathering of cruciverbalists at one of Britain's major newspapers, and in that event, they introduced themselves by the day of the week their work appeared, something like: 'Hello, I'm Monday.
My name, as they say at AA, is Sid, and I'm not an alcoholic, but a cruciverbalist. Both are addictions, but alcholics at least get to go to meetings, while cruciverbalists tend to stay home and suffer in silence.
We finally figured out that the other one was "language lab." Both of them raise a small irritation for longtime cruciverbalists like me.
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Thomas Haden Church, Bradley Cooper Plot: Mary Horowitz (Bullock) is a crossword compiler, or cruciverbalist
, for her local newspaper.
And her husband, the actor Timothy West, is also a self confessed serial cruciverbalist.
FOR true crossword fans - or cruciverbalists to give them their proper name - little beats the sheer pleasure of filling in that final, difficult clue.
One paper in particular will be honored as the AAAI-99 Outstanding Paper: "Proverb: The Probabilistic Cruciverbalist
" by Greg A.
Tonight's opening edition sees the Cruciverbalists
take on the Ortographobes in a battle against each another and the clock.
To celebrate the puzzle's centenary, fans - who are known as cruciverbalists
- met in the Belvedere pub off Falkner Street, Liverpool, to compile a special centenary Merseyside cryptic crossword which appears below.
The pom's rubylike arils (seed casings) are a familiar friend to cruciverbalists
like Seattle's Jim Horne, who writes the Wordplay blog for The New York Times.
get down sometimes when they get their meaning across.
will be aiming for a cash prize of pounds 2,500 at the national final in the Royal Opera House in London on September 3.