Minor Spoiler Alert for those who have not yet seen the Thanksgiving eve Lost.
At about 23 minutes in, we see a crossword puzzle, with the clue for 42 down “Enkidu’s friend”. Locke is writing in “GILGAMESH”, which is factually correct; Enkidu was Glgamesh’s companion. However, if you look at the puzzle, it looks wrong. While all of the neighboring down words look like reasonable crossword answers, the words we can see that cross GILGAMESH come out to garbage, at least as far as I can tell (and I’m reasonably good at crosswords).
As I write this, I haven’t had time to go back and hold on the crossword pizzle for too long to figure out all the letters that should go there. It should start SPRI… I’m wondering if this is some sort of odd clue or hidden reference, or perhaps it was just that the producers wanted to show that Locke knew about Gilgamesh and just used some existing puzzle that had a slot the right size, putting in a fake clue and not bothering with the rest. The fact that the last H was already written in when it looks like it did not make a reasonable cross word (do you know any words ending in “GHR”?) actually lends to the latter explanation.
Later: I’ve pulled the puzzle back up. The first letter is either S for SHARE or O for OHARE (name of an airport) The second should probably be P for SPEND. The third, R for ACORNS. The fourth, I for IMITATIVE. The next, following LA_, could reasonably be B, D, G, M, N, P, S, T, V, W, X, or Y, so that leaves many possibilities. the next one is trickier, we just see the tail end of a long term with ISMSKEET, and the M is the letter in question; I don’t have a good guess of what this is spelling. Following that is like A for APERS, then C for ACIDS, and finally E is the likely letter between a G and an R at the end of the word (though I’m dubious about the R itself, actually, since “SPIR” is not so likely a term on what looks like a fairly easy puzzle grid; SPIT or SPIN are more likely.
So this leaves us with SPRI__ACE or OPRI__ACE… and I hate to admit that I don’t see anything obvious in either of those. Trying an online crossword puzzle dictionary search doesn’t find anything, so I’m likely making a bad assumption somewhere…
(It should be noted that it also doesn’t look like Locke filled in the rest of the letters that were there; the handwriting doesn’t match. You ‘can look at the stiff, angular lettering he puts, the dotted i, the darker writing in general.)
Oh, I’m a nerd. Happy turkey, all you turkey-eaters!