Sunday, November 09, 2003

Crossword Puzzle Showdown

Sunday afternoons are frequently laundry day for Annie, Brian and I (sometimes Joe or Patrick). We get together at the local Spin Cycle and work on the crossword puzzle (in Chicago Tribune Magazine, 11-09-2003) while waiting. Frequently, we have arguments on what word is the correct answer for an entry. Here's one that we tussled on:

#84 Down: Sit Tight (8 letters)

My Answer: "StandPat"

Annie and Brian says that this expression is incorrect. Of course, they don't know what they're talking about, not to mention a couple of letters match the ones that are already there.

stand pat

1. Definition: [v]
    To oppose or resist change.
    refuse to abandon one's opinion or belief

2. Synonyms: hold firm, stand fast, stand firm

3. Games: To play one's poker hand without drawing more cards.

Conclusion: I Win. Again.

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