Always a crossword between them
It's probably hokey that I found this "Vows" story in the New York Times so cute. But I'm a sucker for word lover romance.
Ask Jessica Switzer and Gregory Pliska to find a synonym for love, and chances are they could come up with a dictionary's worth.I'm terrible at crosswords, I'll admit. But a cutthroat game of Boggle? That's high on my list of perfect date activities.
For as long as either can remember they have had a passion for words. And through words they discovered a passion for each other.
Though they had both attended the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament in Stamford, Conn., for years, they did not meet until March 2005, when Mr. Pliska's gaze fell upon Ms. Switzer, who was seated nearby in the room full of fast thinkers and human dictionaries.
During a break he struck up a conversation with her. Soon he had convinced her to stay for dinner and after-competition activities, which included a cutthroat game of Boggle.