Ode to Shortz

Dave and I have developed the nightly routine of working on the NY Times crossword puzzle post dinner. Before you comment, I know, we really are that old. The crossword puzzle in the times can be highly addictive. The editor, Will Shortz, is known for his 'creative' clues and underlying themes. The puzzles get progressively harder throughout the week, meaning if you can answer more than a handful on a Saturday, consider yourself a pro. This week Dave and I were working on a Wednesday puzzle and we read what has to be the more clever of clues I have seen.

It's off the coast of Spain - 4 letters and my only hint to you is it starts with an A.

Good luck.

5 comments:

Brett said...

I don't know the answer but it should be one of these 192 words.

http://www.morewords.com/wordsbylength/4a/

Anonymous said...

How about Alba.

melanie said...

It's not Alba, but close. It does start and end with an A.

Tyler said...

is it aqua?

melanie said...

It is!!