This coming Friday’s (May 4th) New York Sun crossword puzzle is by Francis Heaney and I’ll tell you right now it’s a tough nut to crack (a poser, as they like to say in crosswords) but really an elegant and unique piece of work (a oner, if you will). Anyway, I’ll have more to say about that on Friday, but in the meantime here is a link to Mr. Heaney’s blog, specifically yesterday’s entry wherein he categorizes all the different types of annoying pedestrians preventing you from getting to your destination.
Also, there are several sites that will e-mail you a word of the day. I’ve tried ‘em all and wordsmith.org is the best. This week’s theme is words about words, and the word of the day is haplography (hap-LOG-ruh-fee) noun Accidental omission of a letter or letter group that should be repeated in writing, for example, "mispell" for "misspell". What a cool word, I can't wait to use it in conversation.