“There’s something about working on a crossword puzzle [in the newspaper], and knowing you won’t have the answers until the next day, and so you have all day to work on it, and you know other people are agonizing over the same clues you are, at the same time. I like that.”
Never thought about it quite that way before. But I suppose there is.
The guy with her is talking about how he and his hiking buddies climbed a cliff face without gear when they made a wrong turning on a hike someplace, and how it seemed like a good idea at a time.
They may be on a date. They seem pretty well matched, actually.