December 04, 2003

Well, kids mature faster than ever nowadays, you know

This week I'm proofreading a book of children's crosswords (after having just finished writing a book of quotation puzzles that will be shaped like a toilet), and I hit the clue "Kind of dancing", for which I happened to have two of the letters in the three-letter answer word already filled in. That word, then, looked like this: _ A P.

After a brief moment of disbelief, followed by another moment to get my mind out of the gutter, I realized the answer was TAP.

Posted by Francis at 01:27 PM

I must have a cleaner mind -- I had to run through the alphabet until I got it.

Posted by: Eric Berlin at December 4, 2003 02:27 PM

Oh, Lap! I had to run through the alphabet, too!

Posted by: gjoe at December 9, 2003 09:33 PM