Friday night, Kristen and I went to a tricky tray. Two things about tricky trays: 1) I never go expecting to win. I always consider it a donation to whatever fundraiser they’re doing. (In this case, scholarships for girls.) 2) I’m pretty liberal with where my tickets end up. There’s always a handful of trays I’d really like to have, a handful more that could be useful (or usefully re-gifted) and a bunch that I just throw my tickets in for the hell of it.
I ended up winning two trays Friday night – a hotel night in Princeton (to which my husband said, “Princeton? That’s an hour away! Why would we stay there?) and a game-themed basket.
The game basket had the U-Build versions of Monopoly, Battleship and Mousetrap along with a few puzzle books and decks of cards. It was one of the trays I threw in for on a whim – I figured I could donate anything we wouldn’t play to a toy drive come Christmas.
One of the books in the pack was this one:
It’s essential a crossword puzzle without clues. Each box is numbered 1-26 to correspond with a letter of the alphabet. They give you 3 letters to start each puzzle and then you have to work out the other 23.
It’s quite hard. And completely addictive. I seriously haven’t put it down since I opened it. 5 puzzles down, 267 to go!