Graphics 2020 2 Across r1

By Jerry Mayer

[PG 14 - Mild adult themes, language]

Two middle-aged strangers, a man and a woman; both married, board an early morning train. They are alone in the same car, doing the Times crossword. One is an organized, sensible, psychologist, the other a free-spirited, unemployed ad exec. When one discards the crossword incomplete, a heavy, but comedic, discourse ensues, which entails intrigue, aggression and problem resolution. The trip is filled with unpredictable, but believable, surprises. As the journey ends it is apparent that they have influenced each other’s lives. The question is then: Will they meet again?