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Creativity coach, writing and creative process instructor, speaker, author of Around the Writer's Block: Using Brain Science to Write the Way You Want (Penguin/Tarcher 2012) and Dancing in the Dragon's Den (Red Wheel Weiser), Teaching Artist at the Loft Literary Center.

Crossword Brain Game Clue #5

1 Across is derived from the French word for “wooden shoe.”

If crossword puzzles aren’t your thing, you’ll find other styles of puzzles for different Secret Codes at the AWB Facebook Page and in upcoming issues of my Imagination InkLinks creativity newsletter.

Solve one secret code and your name is entered the drawing for free copies of the Around the Writer’s Block or other prizes at the  Book Launch Party on August 4. Solve two Secret Codes and your name will be entered twice; solve three Secret Codes and your name will be entered three times.

At the Book Launch Party, you can play different brain games to have fun, mingle, laugh and score points on your Brain Card.

Every time you fill a Brain Card (you’ll score points by winning brain games at the party, being one of my students or coaching clients, subscribing to this blog, etc.), your name is entered for the drawings again. (There’s no limit to how many times you can enter the drawing. You don’t have to be present to win. If you can’t make it to the party, just email the secret codes to me by August 3 and I’ll enter your name.)

Summary of the clues you’ve received so far:

  1. The first word in the three-word phrase is 1 Across, the second word in the phrase is 2 Down and the third word is 3 Across just as it’s shown here.
  2. 1 Across includes 4 out the 5 vowels in English (a, e, i, o, u).
  3. Every word contains the letter “S”.
  4. No other letter is repeated in all three words (but three other letters repeat in two words)
  5. 1 Across is derived from the French word for “wooden shoe.”

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