Readers will know that from time to time I find inspiration from cryptic crosswords. For decades, it has been my daily habit to tackle the Guardian crossword, with occasional forays into those of other newspapers. Today I have been particularly impressed by 4 Across in the Guardian. The clue reads:
Incidents where git punches crusty things behind back of cafe (8)
I have not yet solved this, but while it is fresh in my mind I thought it useful to transcribe it here, mostly as an aide memoire to myself. You lot can look forward to an examination of such incidents in a forthcoming sweeping paragraph of majestic prose.
Episodes – sod (git) punches pies (crusty things) behind e (back of cafe).
Why not majestic paragraphs of sweeping prose?
That’s a very good point, Dan. I must try to remember which adjective goes best with each noun.