26 Across: Serendipity
Day 018 – August 9, 2011
Not necessarily a posting about life in Peru, life as a flanuer, or adventures in mangling the Spanish language, but I thought three interesting coincidences were fascinating enough to merit mentioning.
My lovely wife was informed in March of 2011 by her employer that her job would be taking us to the wonderful country of Peru. That same day, in the mail, the April 2011 edition of National Geographic arrived.
On its cover was a picture of Machu Picchu along with the main article entitled, “Genius of the Inca”.
In addition to being a long-time subscriber to the magazine with the yellow border, I also receive GAMES magazine to satisfy my hunger for crossword puzzles. In the September 2011 edition, the last one I would receive in the United States, there were the following clues in a pair of crossword puzzles.
On page 41, in the three-star puzzle entitled “Block Party”, 107 Down had the clue of “Capital founded by Pizarro.”
Later, on page 57, in “The World’s Most Ornery Crossword”, 139 Down contained the clue of “Where Quechua is spoken”
All simple coincidences, but still interesting (to me, at least) all the same.
Not the first time that answers in a crossword puzzle have added up to one doozy of a coincidence, but that is a story for another webpage.