Crossword puzzles, and whatever crosses my mind.
Every week, I post a new crossword puzzle on my website.
Follow me on Twitter @RobinStears or Tumblr http://stearswords.tumblr.com/ or visit my website for more puzzles.
The word ampersand is a corruption of the phrase "and per se
and." It's also a hint to this week's puzzle theme. As promised, one of
my favorite entertainers is featured, with a bit of one of her songs.
And now for something completely different...emoji! Those
little smiley faces and other pictures got their start in Japan, but
people are communicating with them all over the world now, and on June
16, the Unicode consortium announced the addition of over 270 new emoji.
Emoji are a fun way to express yourself, or recreate famous paintings,
like Michelangelo'sThe Creation of Adam.
Depending on your operating system, the pictures I've used may
look slightly different from the ones on your phone. If you need a
little help, iEmoji.com has a handy look-up guide.
This week's StearsWords puzzle, "Movie Emoji 101," can't be
solved interactively, because my software doesn't support Unicode, but
I've provided a .pdf with full-color pictures. Guess the movie title
represented by the images, and fill in the grid, which is on the last
page all by itself.