My bus ride home from work takes anywhere from 30 minutes to a full hour. Being that I’m never really certain how long I’ll be cooped up in the confines of a crowded CTA bus with complete strangers, I always have some activities. I generally have my iPod, a book, a journal and if I’m lucky enough to have gotten a new issue of Glamour or Chicago magazine, I bring those too. If I can, I’ll bring work, but usually my projects require a computer and keyboard not paper and pen.
My other saving grace is the Red Eye. It’s a free daily publication. It contains news (local, national and international), sports and entertainment, as well as daily and weekly listings of things going on in the Chicagoland area. While this is all well and good, I usually take it for the crossword puzzle. I’m a word girl and find that usually I’m done with it by the time I get home. Well not done in the sense that I finished it, but done in the sense that I can’t figure out any more of the clues.
However on Tuesday, I finished it in its entirety! This is only the second time I’ve ever finished a crossword puzzle. It felt good, pretty darn good. And while I didn’t know all the clues, I knew enough to finish it. The ones I didn’t know, I now do. And they are that:
* Fats Domino sang “Blueberry Hill.”
* An FAF is a Brit. Flyboy.
* An eft is a young newt.
* Epees are fencing tools.