The junior senator from Uranus by way of Canada and Texas peeks through the bat-hole of his sanctuary, the famous Colon of Solitude.
“Cryptic” (a.k.a. English type) crosswords are the kind I most enjoy solving. That’s because they require one to combine several different perspectives to find a solution. Here’s an example of a very simple clue and its answer:
Clue: A bad odor will get you through.
Correct answer: door.
Solution: A bad odor = rearrangement of the letters o-d-o-r. Two possibilities leap immediately to mind – “rood” and “odor.” We’re looking for the rearrangement that “will get you through.” The simplest choice is usually correct (Occam’s Razor), and in this instance that choice is “door.”
The cryptic crossword collection playing a supporting role here is for me a bit more than average in difficulty. For our adolescent kitten Theodora, however, the collection offers little resistance. That’s because she engages the puzzle collection on her chosen ground (our bed) and on her terms: physical “play fighting.”
Again, this is the very first rough cut, essentially just stringing shots together. Parts of it are fun, though. I especially like the mid-air midair flip and twist.
But look at it from a different perspective, and it becomes much more interesting.