We need some absorbing pastimes. These are word games, that don't require subscriptions and are available online.
- Fill-Ins is from the Washington Post games collection, and basically, you are presented with an empty American-style crossword puzzle grid, and a drop-down list of available entries (no clues). The puzzles get more difficult through the week: the earliest in the week you are given two different letters and you must place the rest, to make words. Moderate difficulty puzzles have one or no letters provided: if there are no letters, you have to look for the longest word, and the most difficult are those with no long entries. Absorbing!!