This crossword puzzle dictionary does just that. I don't do the crossword puzzle, and likely I never will. But, as a kid, I remember my mother with pen and newspaper in hand (and this book at her side) working the puzzle every Sunday morning. It was her religion. I kept this book because of the memories it reflects, and the stories it reminds me to tell. We preservers of family history can sometimes get caught up in the torrid, the fascinating, the unexplained and forget the mundane, everyday episodes that made up the other 99% of our ancestors lives.
I see this book and I close my eyes to recreate the scene. I can almost smell her cup of black coffee, the cigarette she was no doubt smoking; see her long hair falling in her face, and the doodle marks all over the newspaper as she worked out word after word. It's comforting to know that that memory is a glance at a crossword puzzle dictionary away!