Wednesday, November 4, 2015


I'm blogging today here at Killer Hobbies about one of my hobbies: crosswords.  Not cross words, although I sometimes feel like spouting nasty statements at some people.  No, crosswords, as in crossword puzzles. 

I've done crosswords for years and sometimes do variations of them, both online and in crossword books or magazines I buy.  I find it especially fun to do them online these days because, although I'm fairly skilled, there are still some that turn out to be too hard for me.  If I do them online, I can choose to have some of the defined words show up on the puzzle grid so I can work from there to finish the puzzle.  It's sort of the same as looking at the answers in the back of the book.  Cheating?  In a way, but educational, too.
Image result for crossword puzzle grid
I probably do crosswords too much online, and yet I find them a good way to move my mind away from a story when I'm at a spot where I need to determine exactly what happens next.  I don't concentrate completely on crosswords, so doing one gives my subconscious mind an opportunity to veer away for a short while and figure out what I'm looking for in my story. 

How about you?  Do you enjoy crosswords?


holdenj said...

I really enjoy crosswords, but have never thought about doing them online.

Miriam Lubet said...

You just inspired me to try them online.

Betty Hechtman said...

I always do the crossword puzzle in People magazine when I fly. I is just easy enough to do with no help.

Linda O. Johnston said...

They're fun to do online, holdenj. I'd love to hear what you think of them online, Miriam. And, Betty, I just returned from a trip and happened to do a crossword in People magazine today while in the air!