December 10, 2003

Another brief misunderstanding

I'm still working on that same book of children's crosswords, and today the clue that stopped me short was 1-Across: "The answer to an addiction problem", 3 letters. Uh, rehab? No, that's too long. Not to mention inappropriate. I moved on to the crossing letters.

Soon I realized the answer was SUM, and that the actual clue was "The answer to an addition problem". I am still enjoying the mental image of kids needing to go to rehab for sugar addiction, though. "I think you've had enough pop rocks for today, kid." "I'll tell you when I've had enough pop rocks! Just keep 'em coming, or I'll take my loose change elsewhere."

Posted by Francis at 03:37 AM