Friday, October 15, 2010


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The word today is 'GRIFFONAGE':

Looking for a challenge? Friday is "Crossword Mania". 10 letters in a crossword puzzle: How would you define/describe 'griffonage'?

Keep all entries clean, creative, and courteous.

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  1. According to my OED, "griffin" or "griffon" was (1793) Anglo-Indian slang for a newcomer to the colonial service just out from England. So ones "griffinage/griffonage" was ones first year in India. Apparently still in use late 19th/early 20th centuries (when the OED was being compiled).

    Nothing about bad handwriting ... :)

  2. Crossword clue: Lost in translation in 1793 -

    in answer to John. :)
    Must have been some bad calligraphy!

  3. The era of what sounds like a mythical beast with poor handwriting (10)

  4. Violently fearing fog, I scrawl something (10)

  5. 19ish said...

    The ancient ruins of a castle where the gryphon resides. (10 runes)