puzzle about 3 minutes
live from colombo, we bring you the 37th installment of matt gaffney's weekly crossword contest! this week's challenge, "Three for Dinner," asks us to identify three related palindromes, each of which consists of two words and nine letters. let's see what we can glean from the theme answers in the crossword:
getting the third one, and having the fork idea for the second one, made it pretty quick to puzzle out the remaining answers. fork only has so many 9-letter palindrome possibilities; it didn't take long to arrive at kroft fork, but i don't really know anything about steve kroft. after that, palindrome #1 really had to be something about a knife, to fit the theme of the puzzle (and the title). so knife fink it is. a good workout (including a tough crossword), but arriving at these three answers was pretty much inevitable given the hints in the puzzle instructions.
stuff i didn't know:
see you next week.
February 17, 2009