CROSSWORDS: 1980s

Highlights

  • A is for Alibi1982: A is for Alibi (book)
  • 1984: Crossword Puzzle (song)

1980

1981

  • Cardiac Arrest (song) (video; 2:54) (wikipedia) by Madness, album 7; lyrics:
    "Ten more minutes till he gets there / The crossword's nearly done. / It's been so hard these days / Not nearly so much fun.
    Think of seven letters / Begin and end in 'C' / Like a big American car / But misspelt with a 'D'."

1982

1983

1984

  • mandrell crossword puzzleCrossword Puzzle (song) (video; 3:38) by Barbara Mandrell, album Clean Cut; MayasMix @ 32:33;
    lyrics & .mp3: "What we've become is 1 Across, and also rhymes with rules / Two Down is what we tell that's opposite the truth / Three Across is what we do to each other's feelings / Four Across begins with 'A', and means disagreeing."

1985

1987

  • Tin Men movie; His unutterably unhappy wife (Nora) does crosswords, waiting until 3 AM for Tilley to come home, obtuse and uncomprehending of her need for escape and fulfillment.

References

  • Wikipedia: 1980s
  • The Decades That Invented the Future Part 9: 1980s Space Shuttle Columbia; IBM PC; Macintosh; MTV; Miracle on Ice; Leveraged Buyout; Nintendo NES; Sandra Day O'Conner; Stealth; Additive Manufacturing (early 3D printing); In-Car Stereos; Autofocus; 12/21/2012
  • Paleofuture: 1980s