Thursday, February 08, 2007

Cryptic Clue

Two intimidating men and I sit around a small table concentrating on a crossword puzzle. The clues are all meaningless to me. They read out one which is something about our troops on foreign territory. How can I begin to answer when I don't understand the question in the first place? Someone suggests "DEFENESTRATE".
"It could be that. That's a military term to do with blocking in windows," I say, desperate to show a modicum of intelligence but completely out of my depth.

Later on in the day, after I have woken up out of the dream, the correct answer comes to mind: "OBFUSCATE".

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