THE NOTEWORTHY CRIME

SOLUTION:

Dinner was superb. Of course I had to explain how I caught on.

"Dickson had traditional drafting training. Meaning before computers and CAD software. When a draftsman letters, he rotates the pencil to be able to use the sharpest edge of the lead as possible. That makes for better looks and less time at the sharpener. On that long writing sample, her pen spun like a baton. It's a hard habit to break. I know from personal experience. Now, pass the saki."

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