A knack for writing cryptic crosswords
Reporter Kerry McBride evidently keeps her notebook at hand, even when in the pub. Hence, she was able to produce an interesting story about her waiter, Max Hollander-Eberly (picture above, lifted off his Facebook page).
As he confided to her, he likes doing cryptic crosswords. He has a knack for them. He penetrates the meaning behind even the most obscure clues with ease. So, one day, while whiling away a leisure hour in his Mt Victoria flat, he decided to have a go at creating one of his own.
Three hours later, as Kerry McBride relates, he had written his very own cryptic crossword.
"I just have a very abstract sense of the world and can make connections where lots of people don't see them," he modestly remarked. The hardest part, apparently, is thinking up the words. Making up the clues is easy.
Mr. Hollander-Eberly plans to start submitting his puzzles for publication. Good luck to him.