Being a Crossword Puzzle addict has its advantages. Like realising all the time that there is a lot more to learn despite having lived for more than the proverbial three score and ten years.

Yesterday taught me a new word that kept me hunting for more than an hour. I finally cracked it by working around that particular column and eventually hazarding a guess and going to the online dictionary. The regular hard copy dictionary that I use did not contain this word.

As it often happens, this is an adaptation of a non English word into the ever adapting English language.

Fascinating is it not?

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