This week, I’m expecting a reference to Umberto Eco in the crossword.
I’ve been reading Foucalt’s Pendulum, which I’m both enjoying and loathing — many sections are completely unreadable, others hilariously brilliant — and the accounts of hidden meaning that make up the book demand that the Kabbalistic practices that we engage in this week must reveal obscured truths.
This week’s is another fantastic example of DA’s mastery of the cryptic form, one which extends his run of crosswords involving a unique theme uniquely structured. Happily too, there was a reference to Jewish exegetes so that my prognostications could be proven correct and I can now revel in revealing secret truths.
Happily too, Sunday heralded the coming together of the holy trinity, RC, TH and I. We hit Embassy 97 because Il Fornaio was too busy. Does everyone else associate cryptic crosswords with coffee and cafes?