Monday, March 14, 2011


One learns constantly from crypic crosswords. In today's The Hindu Crossword (10101, dated March 14, 2011), there was a clue " Irish pounds littered about we find." The answer was "unswept". I came to know that punt or Irish Pound was the standard unit of currency in Ireland. The other day, there was a clue "an enemy plane". The answer was "bandit". Bandit is a slang for a hostile aircraft, especially a fighter aircraft.

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