I spent my summer in my backyard, enjoying some candy and an icy beverage.
I was reading the newspaper, and my eyes crossed at the sight of the morning puzzle.
It was a standard riddle, a large play on words, I thought. Bored, I put it away.
I took a moment to enjoy the fresh air, and out of the trimmed bushes came my pal
Asking to play humans vs zombies. I obliged, picking up my small soaker, and proceeded
to chase him around my yard. But before I knew it, summer was gone.
What was I really thinking about all summer? How does it relate to the title?
P.S. I wasn't sure how hard or easy to make this (as it's my first puzzle), so I decided to err on the side of being too difficult. Let me know what you think!
The clues fit the word very very closely. In particular, each clue relates very closely to an example of the word. One of the words is exactly one of the examples :)
There is one pair of clues that are meant to go together: trimmed bushes and zombies. The rest are meant to be evaluated separately. The order of the clues also has no significance.
One of the words in the title may be a homophone.