I got the idea for my book submission after years of watching my husband, Eric, do crossword puzzles, especially the NY Times puzzles....he seems to be in a trance-like state as he usually completes them in record time. It's a good ritual to have! I had fun making it; using actual puzzles and word games that he had completed. Actual term for a crossword puzzle enthusiast is "cruciverbalist", which most of us have never heard!
RiTUAL. A ceremonial act ~ Rites used in the course of worship ~ The performance of ceremonial acts ~ The prescribed form of conducting the ceremony ~ A method of procedure that is followed without variation ~ performance with gestures, words, and objects, often in a sequestered place.
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