He does his crossword puzzles in ink.
When my Dad was on his way through Cincinnati earlier this year, he left me a stack of newspapers. We share the love (obsession?) for news, and newspapers.
As I was going through the stack in chronological order, after the Weatherford Democrat but before the Chattanooga Times Free Press, I ran across a crossword puzzle from the Tuscaloosa News. April 22, 2016. It was completed, all filled out.
It takes a special man to do a crossword puzzle in ink. You can see that it was not done perfectly. I believe that is intentional, so I could be impressed without having to be super-mega-amazed. There is only so much awesomeness that I can stand at once.
Happy Father’s Day, Dad. Months late, and still deserved.
PS: I recognize that 47 across is undone. He knows that “hankering” is an itch. ‘Tis a trifle – an imperfection left in to demonstrate how good the rest of it is. Genius!