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The Paranoid Android
...musings of a mechanically depressed robot...
My greatest accomplishment to date...
well ...Okay... perhaps just my most recent accomplishment to date!

I finished the Metro cryptic crossword on the way home yesterday. Completely finished it. I only guessed one word.

It took me about 1:15 to get home - and about 20 minutes of that is walking... and another 5 or so was waiting for trains (and therefore not puzzle completing) So I make that a total of 50 minutes to finish the puzzle.

I also completed the numbercross.

I was on fire!

The word I guessed was an anagram - and I had the following P_E_O_D_R_T_ ... and the following "spare" letters... AEENPR

The only way they seemed to fit together was Preponderate... not a word from my vocabulary! I have looked it up this morning - and it means to exceed something else in weight... which was pretty much what the clue was asking.

I am so chuffed!

Current Mood: Chuffed
Current Music: Up For Nothing - In Sight Of

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tweezlebum From: tweezlebum Date: September 23rd, 2004 03:15 am (UTC) (Link)
I've always told you that you were a genius. :)
scaree From: scaree Date: September 23rd, 2004 06:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Which is the Metro?

Well done!
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: September 24th, 2004 06:04 am (UTC) (Link)
The Metro is the free newspaper you can get at train stations. I think there are regional ones for most cities... but the crossword is propably the same for them all.
wan1 From: wan1 Date: September 23rd, 2004 12:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

Happy home-work days?!!

I knew those long, long nights spent at the kitchen table (in the freezing cold) doing English home-work would pay off in the end.Wont say I told ya but...I told ya!! That's my boy.
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