OLLI Course: CROSSWORDS Practicum: Intermediate

Course Description

  • conversation how are you? 2015 Winter: Ashland
    generally offered 1-2 times/year in Ashland; 2014 Spring; 2013 Fall; Practicum: Beginner: 2012 Fall
  • Sessions: 8
  • Course URL: http://communicrossings.com/olli-course-crosswords-practicum-intermediate
  • We will practice solving crossword puzzles as a group, and discuss the tricky clues and funny themes we discover. This intermediate-level, practice-only course will generally focus on puzzles of New York Times Thursday and Sunday difficulty. It is open not only to those who have taken my earlier Crosswords courses, but also to others who would like to improve their crossword skills. More about course topics and style below.

About the Instructor

Topics, Materials, Process

Topics
  • beach puzzle capital of norwayPracticum: prac·ti·cum [prak-ti-kuhm] n. "the part of a [university] course consisting of practical work in a particular field"
  • There will be no planned presentations -- just puzzle practice. However, while we solve puzzles, I will highlight interesting/unusual clues and themes, answer questions, and mention reference materials (from my CROSSWORDS and YOU course) that you can access later.
  • Less experienced solvers are welcome; and/or you can consider my introductory CROSSWORDS and YOU course which covers history and culture, vocabulary, clues, themes, formats, sources, applications, and authoring -- along with some practice (1/3 of each session) involving easier puzzles. You're welcome to take both.
Materials
During Class