I am grateful for crosswords! the nyt puzzle has been my companion through many adventures. they make me feel oh so smart and cultured, especially if there’s a theme to the puzzle and i figure it out (even though i can usually only finish monday and tuesday.) they have helped me pass the time in many a boring situation-whether it be psych 111 (here’s looking at you sis) or a transcontinental flight. they help me feel connected to my family, and i will always love family breakfasts at big city or locavore in boise spent poring over a puzzle, everyone shouting out answers and trying to read upside down.