- Tuesday was WARD 003 and (snerf) Kenren and (sniff) Goujun
- Wednesday was a book of crostics that breaks the basic rule of crostics which is clues and crostic on the same page dammit (why bind spiral if I have to have the book laid flat two-page?)
- Thursday was ﾀﾌﾞｰの漢字学, The study of taboo kanji, about the substitution of one kanji for another in China and Japan because the first kanji has unpleasant or, more likely, ill-omened associations. The associations may be obscure to modern readers. The Yoshiwara district was once the Ashiwara (reed field) district but changed its name because the reed 'ashi' 葦 sounded like 悪し, bad or evil in its older (adjectival?) form.
- Friday was the last Papuwa and Kurotsubaki 8. The last Papuwa on a fast skim brings everyone back and ends with Shintaro x Kintaro in colour; and K8 on a fast skim is all about someone who isn't Kochou. Unless Kawasou's style has changed abruptly between 7 & 8.
It was not of course a week of credit card joy, but really, only the equivalent of three meals out with wine and tip.