Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Blow That Box to Kingdom Come

If you'll recall, twice last year I shared examples in which USA Today didn't provide enough check boxes in its Word Roundup puzzle. In January, the word search included the first and last names of a famous flag maker but offered only one check box. In June, I found the three words mph stands for yet had only two boxes to fill in.

In an effort to avoid any more instances of missing boxes, USA Today has headed too far in the opposite direction. Now the paper is gifting us with boxes that can't possibly be filled.

The home to England and Scotland is the United Kingdom. The clue provided United. We were looking for Kingdom. One word. Why two check boxes?

Today's post has left me feeling empty. Like that second box.

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