Jackie
Subscriber since: October 2008
Location: Hemet, CA
About Me
I am the owner of Puzzle Features Syndicate. I create and sell crosswords for newspapers across the country. I must have inherited my enjoyment of words and word puzzles from my parents. They have passed away, but one of my memories of them as I was growing up was their sitting at the kitchen table in the morning doing the crossword puzzle in the newspaper together, and then sitting there in the evening, doing the crossword from the evening paper together.

I was born in 1952 and grew up in Lakewood, CA. I graduated in 1974 from California State University at Long Beach with a B. A. in English. Besides running my crossword business, which I do from my home, I also tutor children in algebra, geometry and general math.

I was able to connect with another Spelling Bee contestant, Rosina. We have enjoyed communicating and comparing frustrations and laughs about some of the words we've encountered. I'd enjoy hearing from other spellers. Reach me at: crosspuzz@aol.com
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Favorite Word:

sequoia
I like this word because I believe it is the shortest word in the English language that contains all five vowels. My second favorite word is Donuts. No matter how you spell 'em (donuts or doughnuts), they're delicious.
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Least Favorite Word:

colonoscopy
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Favorite Quote:

"Tolerance becomes a vice when it becomes, in practice, indifference to what is true and what is good."
- John Henry Cardinal Newman (1801-1890)