QRack the CODE on this Qrossword
My eighth-grade English teacher told us, “You must learn the rules of grammar. They are very important, and you can not feel comfortable breaking them until you thoroughly understand them.” I believe this philosophy also applies to crossword puzzles. Typically, crossword puzzles must be constructed so that the grid is rotationally symmetric. Recently, I created a crossword puzzle, but I had a very good reason for violating the symmetry rule, so I did.
I now present the puzzle for your enjoyment. Enjoy.
Many mathy folks enjoy crossword puzzles. But in case you’re visiting just for the jokes and have no interest in crossword puzzles, here are a couple of jokes for you (crossword-related, of course).
A gentleman heard a rumor that the Pope might be taking the same flight to Italy. He thought, “This is great! I’ve been a Catholic my whole life, and I might get to meet the Pope!”
The man takes his seat. A few minutes later, the Pope sits in the seat next to him. Shortly after take-off, the Pope pulls out a crossword puzzle. After a few minutes, the Pontiff turns to the man and says, “Excuse me, sir. Do you know a four-letter word for ‘woman’ that ends U-N-T?”
The man thought for a few seconds. “Your Holiness,” he said, “I think the word you’re looking for is AUNT.”
“Oh, of course,” said the Pope. “Do you have an eraser?”
The following crossword joke could easily be modified for a plane geometry class.
Showing his map of attractions to a local, the tourist said, “Sir, I understand that a shrine to the creator of the crossword puzzle is near here. Do you know how to get there?”
The local pointed to a spot on the map. “You’re here,” he said. “The shrine is three down and four across.