My readers know that I am a Crossword Puzzle addict and solve up to eight puzzles every morning.
Occasionally, one or two solutions beat me and I get very frustrated. Today was one of those days when after solving all very difficult clues except one, I got totally frustrated.
The clue was “Amorous period getting a novelist backing before lent. (10)”
I had got five letters but five others beat me.
After battling with it for over half an hour, I finally messaged my go-to resources, two other addicts, my sister and my brother and while the former’s solution turned out to be wrong the latter’s came up trumps because he lives in London.
The solution turned out to be SEXAGESIMA. Amorous – sex, Period – age, Novelist backing – Amis.
Barath, my brother also consoled me by saying that since I live in India and am a Hindu, I would not know about this word. And that it true indeed.
I am delighted to have learnt another word.