I love discovering that my friends have unexpected talents. On Saturday, for instance, a friend told me he has won several meatloaf competitions. Who even knew there was such a thing?!
And I learned that my friend Arthur Schless, who recently moved with his wife, Suzanne, from Newlin to Crosslands, creates cryptic crosswords. I solve some pretty challenging crossword puzzles, if I do say so myself, but I can't even touch cryptics. Literally, I cannot figure out a single answer. It's humbling. Arthur, who is a retired psychiatrist, recently contributed a puzzle called "Swirl" to puzzlecrypt.com, which is run by master puzzler John de Cuevas.