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50 million people do it every week

That’s the tag line for a documentary about the New York Times crossword puzzle, that I just watched. Wordplay is truly an entertaining film. The people who are reallyreally good at crosswords are, to say the least, characters (check out the bios in the “players” section of the film site). The people who write them are very talented. I’ve never been very good at them but Ricardo has some impressive talent when it comes to solving the cryptics.

And if you think you’re good at the crossword, try your luck here.

Ricardo’s 123 has me stumped. But, in my defense, I didn’t cheat by googling. How about:

‘You’re out of the dyslexia, your father says.’

‘I think so.’

‘Good.’ 

This is from a book I’ve been reading for some time. A book that Ricardo read some time ago.