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Alphabet C – Crosswords

A to Z Challenge

C

Day #04    ** Theme – Kaleidoscope of thoughts **

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An affair to cherish ❤ !

The first ever crossword was printed in the “The New York” newspaper on 21 Dec 1913 and was called word cross.

Now practically every other newspaper and online site publishes their own cross word. Some follow a theme and they have different levels of difficulty. Some are quick and easy while others cryptic and hard to crack!

I first fell in love with the cross word during my college days. I had to travel long hours by train, to and fro to my college. I would pick up an afternoon daily which was my constant companion for the next three years. A true partner it kept me engrossed every day without fail during my hour long ride. One day, after reading a fair bit of newspaper, my eyes fell on the crossword puzzle. Why not I try my hand at it, thought I. So began my long affair with the puzzle. It was definitely not love at first sight. In the initial days it was a lacklustre affair. I couldn’t make much breakthrough. But my sustained perseverance and intelligence, melted its strong demeanour. I learnt the nuances of cracking it and soon it was a torrid affair, I couldn’t do without a daily meeting with it!

I have cherished memories of the beautiful affair that unfortunately had to end after college, as time did not permit me to continue it. But I do visit it often during my free time and even today it does not disappoint me 😉

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57 comments on “Alphabet C – Crosswords

  1. Julie @ Reading Life
    April 4, 2017

    Oh, I love crossword puzzles too! I love puzzles of all kinds. Great post!

    Collectorz Software

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  2. dilkiaawazsunoblog
    April 4, 2017

    Crossword is really an interesting game to play keep you indulged and sharpen and awaken the hidden genius in you.. but somehow I could never do that 😥 but what I find interesting is Sudoku..😊

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  3. Geraint Isitt
    April 4, 2017

    Once I discovered the crossword puzzle I set aside word searches. The crossword made me feel Jeopard smart: the word search only Wheel of Fortune smart

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  4. Kim Richardson
    April 4, 2017

    Ah! A fellow crossword lover! I enjoy them as well. Not so much the traditional versions but some of the modern takes on them are quite addictive. Like yourself I have little time nowadays but I do find a crossword book usually sneaks it’s way into flights with me 😀

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  5. Sayanti aka Shine
    April 4, 2017

    It also reminds me my affair with the daily sudoku of the newspaper.That was not my free time work. Day by day, that became my primary work. Lol. Enjoyed the post. nice take of C. All the best.

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  6. Shweta Suresh
    April 4, 2017

    I love crossword puzzles too! Great post, dear 🙂

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  7. Sudalai
    April 4, 2017

    Cherishing hobby to build our vocabulary Radhika. 👌

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  8. boundlessblessingsblog
    April 4, 2017

    Hahaha so cute post Radhika and I too so agree with what you have written. Crossword puzzles were my companion even after college and whenever I had time from family and office. We would be so engrossed i would even ask my aunt and friends if I was stuck. Great post remembered my days too.

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  9. Bernadette Braganza
    April 4, 2017

    I can never seem to crack an entire cross word puzzle 😦 (atleast not the ones where the answers aren’t given.)

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  10. kiranmag
    April 4, 2017

    I used to get stuck up and would ask my friends and even teachers and get it done …I could never do it myself …however I found sudoku interesting. ..whenever I find one and I have plenty time I always go for it

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    • radhikasreflection
      April 4, 2017

      That’s great Kiran. Initially my dad used to help me crack it. So I guess it’s always good to ask for help when we are stuck on some clue!

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  11. Anki Bhoye
    April 4, 2017

    Crosswords really do help with improving vocabulary, it really feels like a very constructive activity. Sadly I’ve never been good with it, but I adore people who are.

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  12. DeepikasRamblings
    April 4, 2017

    Good post Radhika. I remember the post lunch crossword sessions ,😉

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  13. swathishenoy
    April 4, 2017

    My dad loves crossword. Even today I find him sitting with my mom and solving crosswords. I, however, like sudoku more. Haven’t got to that easy and constant relationship with crosswords yet!

    Crushes

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  14. Prakash Hegade
    April 4, 2017

    They sure are a great companion. 🙂 This was a wise pick for C. 🙂

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  15. Tamara Narayan
    April 4, 2017

    Sometimes my kids bring these home as actual homework sets which is pretty cool.

    C is for Church Committee: Intelligence Abuses by the CIA

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  16. J Walters
    April 4, 2017

    Ah crosswords. I also fell in love with them and did them for a long time. Very well done post, and a creative C!

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  17. Miss Andi
    April 4, 2017

    I wish I were better at crosswords. With one of my exes we used to spend afternoons with crossword contest – just the 2 of us, and he always won. Damn! 😉

    Today on my Journey To Courageous Living C is for cliques.

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  18. 2ndhalfolife
    April 4, 2017

    They can be very challenging!! You must know words very well and have a great memory!!

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  19. Simply Infatuated
    April 4, 2017

    I, also love crosswords! They combine words and trivia, 2 of my favorite things 🙂
    Jessica @ Simply Infatuated

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  20. UpwardSpiral
    April 4, 2017

    Such a great post! I had used C for Crosswords in my A-Z challenge last to last year! Look forward to reading the rest of your posts =) Dropping by for the A-Z Challenge from https://sujataravi6.wordpress.com/

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  21. Karthik
    April 5, 2017

    Crosswords… Akin to crossing swords with words….till alphabets adorn all the spaces in perfect harmony…brings back old memories… great going…
    Wishing you all the very best from E-Z

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  22. Vanessence
    April 5, 2017

    Sometimes those crossword puzzles can be really engrossing!

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  23. I love word puzzles. My favourite is scrabbling and I often solve the crossword puzzles that come up in the newspapers…

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  24. thewritewomanblog
    April 9, 2017

    My son calls it ‘a daily workout for the brain’. Crosswords have a very strange way of keeping us addicted to it and thirsting for more. On that note, to keep your brain active please visit your first love often enough!

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