|An American-style crossword with a 15 15 grid layout. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Once upon a time, back in grade school, I won a spelling bee and got a statue of the Blessed Virgin for my prize. The nun was apologetic. She'd picked the prize on the assumption a girl would carry it off. Despite that modest victory, I still can't complete a crossword puzzle without my wife's corrections of my spelling errors. Go figure.