I have been seeing ads on TV suggesting that older people should exercise their minds. Using your neural pathways is a way keep your brain sharp. I’ve been doing crossword puzzles since forever. Probably I started doing them because my mom and dad did them. I even still use their old and tattered crossword puzzle dictionary from time to time (I know that’s cheating.) My roommate in college said the reason I got the NY Times delivered was not to keep up on current events but to do the puzzle. She was right. Anyway, just for instance, here are a bunch of words that I’ve learned about just from doing crosswords this week.
vorago, Lacedaemon, panoply, zenana, tramontane, tantivy, erica
Do you know what these mean?