Jack said solve the puzzle so I solved it. He said, “Puzzles are hard. You must learn first. Take a course in it.” But I’d done crosswords, thought how hard can it be? Like a hundred times but more?

When the help died, the experts face shot, frail defenders, I solved the puzzle. Took a wild right guess. Home at the end of it. Oddless, flukey, kind of contrived, but contrived is true, sometimes.