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Season:  2
Number:  075
Wave:  1
Color:  yellow
Suit:  crosses suit
Corner:   corner
Card's Points:  480
Card Group's Points:  0
Reverse:  special reverse
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Letter of the Week!

Dear Rinaldo,
Some time ago, a boy I find quite distasteful gave me a puzzle that, when solved, professed undying and eternal affection for me. I wasn't sure what to do at first, so I pretended I was unable to reach the solve: however, given the direction our college coursework is taking, it will soon become obvious that I am perfectly capable of solving the puzzle - unless I intentionally underperform in class.
I want to maintain my high academic standards, but at the same time, I don't want to face this unpleasnant boy and tell him that his advances are unwelcome. I think any comment on the topic would only encourage him in his doomed efforts to win me over.
What can I do to both discourage him and keep my marks where they belong?

Tired of Lying

Dear Tired,
It's likely that your would-be-beau wouldn't even notice if your marks outstripped your supposed lack of ability. Something tells me he isn't so very perceptive. I suggest you have a good long talk about the situation with your closest friends. At your age, love is often a fickle thing that heats and cools very rapidly, so you may find the problem has already resolved itself. Just to be safe, you should perhaps spread word of a 'catastrophic key failure' you have suffered, which, among other things, destroyed all evidence of this unwanted puzzle; and then reject all future advances from this boy on the grounds that they remind you of that difficult period of data loss.

Sentinel Sunday 55

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PXCCC 2.0 2009-05-02 21:06:47 PDT