Just like any child, my daughter too has all her interest and enthusiasm reserved for anything new and this excitement always lasts at least for a few days. So, tapping into her (and mine too!) excitement, here is one more crossword that I prepared an hour back:
I have missed out writing the clue for 2 ‘Across’ in the first photo.
As I started browsing through a crossword on the Singapore local newspaper, ‘Tabla’, my daughter asked me what a crossword is. As I started explaining about it to her, a whole lot of memories came back to me. How I used to like solving the crosswords and puzzles in our favourite childhood magazine, ‘Gokulam’, with my sister and cousins and how I used to try forming my own crosswords during 7th standard or so. I never got around to forming full crosswords or never went beyond solving simple crosswords. But these very memories brought back with it a strong urge to form a crossword for my daughter and within a few minutes, I had it ready!
As I took the box of colour pencils to colour the boxes, I impulsively reached for my childhood favourite colour combination of pink and purple and got the puzzle ready for my daughter. She too happily completed it in a few minutes and was so happy doing it. I am planning to prepare a lot more puzzles for her from now on.
Here’s the crossword: