“CUE” LESS

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During the big storm we had just before the weekend my wireless keyboard fell from my desk. I guess it was the thunder. But in any case I work up one morning to find my keyboard lying upside down on the floor.

When I turned it over, the CUE key had snapped off and was just gone. I couldn’t and still can’t find it.

The CUE key is the first letter of a standard keyboard and is the 17th letter of the alphabet, just in case you didn’t know.

Normally, this might not represent a problem, as the letter CUE is a rare one and one can write a letter and even a complete essay without this letter.

 

However…

 

Since many things I do write about concern chess, this represents a more serious problem. Here are some chess terms I can’t type due to the missing CUE.

 

(X)ID [n. Short for (X)ueen’s Indian Defence, a standard defence for Black]

(X)UAD [n. A tournament with four players]

(X)UEEN (S) [n. The strongest piece at the beginning of the game. It combines the moves of a Rook and Bishop]

(X)UEEN (ED, ING, S) [v. To promote a pawn to a (x)ueen]

(X)UEENSIDE (S) [n. All the s(x)uares from the d1 to left and top of board]

S(X)UARE (S) [n. The basic unit of a chessboard]

 

I finally found my backup keyboard. It is not wireless, but still very functional. Now I can continue my chess endeavors and not have to worry about batteries! 😉

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