CROSSWORD PUZZLES–YAHOO OR GOOGLE or NOT
A few years ago my wife started doing the crossword puzzles in the National Post and in the Globe and Mail on the week-end. I must admit, she very rarely finished the puzzles correctly but left the empty spaces if she did not know the answers. My nature is to finish, so of course, I helped with what I knew because of my pharmacy background and Yahoo. We began to finish each puzzle but our friends commented that using the computer aids was not kosher. We were not allowed that privilege. I take exception to their advice. When I take the clue given, as complicated as some are, and look them up on Yahoo, would you believe the same clue is found on Yahoo along with the answer. Obviously the author of the puzzles we use are in contact with the Yahoo people, and I do believe many of the users of Yahoo and Google and others are crossword people. People say if you cannot fill in the answer going across, try going down and the letters may fill in themselves . It happens sometimes, but not often. There are very many and topics that most people have no idea what the answers are It is my opinion that the majority of people who finish the puzzle use the computer. Of course it goes without saying, stay away from the New York Times puzzle, it is too difficult for us ordinary humans.