Sunday, January 27, 2008

16 Down: How Stimey Feels (4 Letters, 1st Letter is D)*

While I may not be running for president of Mensa anytime soon, I consider myself to be a fairly bright person.

My opinion of myself changed rapidly when I switched from buying crossword puzzle books with words like "fun" and "easy" in the titles to books with words like "New" and "York" and "Times" in the title.

I don't know anything.

* Answer: Dumb

13 comments:

  1. I know the feeling. I used to do the puzzle in TV Guide and that was about as hard as it got. Sigh-h.

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  2. How funny is it that I'm in the middle of the Sunday Times crossword puzzle at this moment? In the middle, and at an impasse.

    Sigh.

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  3. The other day on the subway I spotted a lady with a 'Bible Stories' find a word puzzle book, perhaps you could find that on Amazon ;-)

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  4. Ah, yes, but if you keep at it you will eventually feel erudite! Or, if you're like me, you'll give up and still feel dumb! ;-)

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  5. I think you are probably doing better than me. I get stumped on kids crosswords!

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  6. BetteJo, I had to abandon my NYTimes book and go back to my movie crossword books. And I kicked its ass. I think that my knowledge base is centered around the wrong things.

    SM, I wouldn't even consider attempting the Sunday puzzle yet. I tip my hat to you.

    Paull, I think I would do poorly with anything having to do with Bible stories. Although I guess I wouldn't have to actually know anything about the Bible to do word searches.

    Niksmom, clearly I gave up. (See my note to BetteJo above.)

    girl, kal, and kelley, Thank you for sympathy. I hope to reach a level of erudition (is that a word?) sometime soon.

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  7. I stopped doing crosswords when they started putting in references to actors and movies and books I had never heard of. You know, current ones. :P

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  8. I can't even figure out the ones with easy

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  9. I'm really good at the one in Sunday's Kids' Post. Beyond that, yeah ....

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  10. Here's what I say...Keep trying, I know you can do it. Think of the sense of accomplishment after doing your first tough one. Maybe you can put a little star sticker on your clipboard, or make a little chart for yourself perhaps.
    love, L.

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  11. Oh, I hear you! I stopped that torture a long time ago!

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