This is week 64 of the Saturday Wordzzle challenge. Anyone new to the process can refer back here to find out how it works. Thanks again to Dawn Treader for providing the words for this week. They were challenging indeed.
The words for this week's ten word challenge were: albino, trench, marble, assistant, Indian, What's that supposed to mean?, sound first principles, the key thing, moat, curtain Mini challenge: under the surface, doomed, grand design, temple, aspirin
This week's 10 word challenge:
"What's that supposed to mean?" Fred shouted angrily. "I thought the key thing was to establish sound first principles so we don't dig ourselves into a trench we can't climb out of. I don't want to just jump into the deep end of the moat and hope I don't drown." His assistant - who was an Albino Indian of all things, like something out of a mystery novel - walked across the room and closed the curtains, saying quietly, "Well the soundest principle of all in politics is that we have all the marbles which means that we can do pretty much whatever we want. Trust me. I've been doing this for a long time. You have already won. It's just a matter of counting the votes." "But... " "No buts about it, Senator. That's why I'm backing you," Robert Two Hawks replied.... "that and because you're a good man. Trust me, sir. I know what I'm doing. It's going to be fine." And so saying, he smiled, bowed, and quietly left the room.
For the mini challenge:
Much to her delight, as archeologist Anita Aspirin's team methocially excavated the site, the grand design of the doomed temple slowly began to emerge several feet under the surface of the jungle in all it's awesome glory.
The maxi challenge:
The Grand Design Temple of the Albino Indian was a massive marble structure surrounded by a sort of quasi moat or trench depending on who described it. Several great banks of windows were framed by elegant curtains of thick silk and on the wall on each side of the great gilded doors were two massive bronze plaques inscribed with the temple's credos: The First Sound Principles on the left and on the right, The Key Thing. Alas, Swami Jah, the eccentric guru who had designed his new temple to reflect aspects of both the Taj Mahal and a medieval castle, had not counted on his new assistant being clever enough to see under the surface of his scam so quickly. From the very first "what's that supposed to mean?," the doomed con artist knew he was in trouble. "Patience, young one," he had cooed, smiling serenely, "wisdom does not come in a day.... find me an aspirin won't you, my child." "Certainly sir," she had said demurely. When she returned a few minutes later she was not alone. "Here's your aspirin, Swami Jah aka Jake Haspers," she said cheerfully. "You are probably going to need it. I'm afraid "key thing" for you today is that you are under arrest for fraud, embezzlement, tax evasion... " "Bitch," the formerly serene one muttered as they cuffed him. "I knew you were trouble when you started asking so many questions." This time it was Officer Sims turn to smile serenely.
Next week's ten word challenge will be: parasite, meals on wheels, crows, it's my fault, everything but the kitchen sink, on sale, patriotism, the love of my life, library card, common sense
And for the mini: blackmail, California, stethoscope, postage, crank
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