Friday, April 1, 2011
Stumped by 57 Down
Since our youngest daughter's birth my husband and I have done crosswords together. My husband has always been good but I started off pathetic. Pathetic even after completing four years of college and three years of graduate school and being a communications major! Thankfully that was then and this is now. We are now up to doing the New York Times Sunday puzzles (with no to minimal cheating). We began a new puzzle this week. 57 Down has me stumped. It reads: 57. Sad. All I need is a five letter word for sad and I am STUMPED. Seriously? I can't even come up with another word for sad. I just sit and look at the word - sad. It should be so simple. I probably feel a million emotions which are synonyms for sad right now and yet words fail me. Actually, it pisses me off. Seeing that word. All I think is, "Sad, yes so very sad." Perhaps sad is the perfect word.