You won't find "fifi-i-nini" in any dictionary, not even one for crossword puzzle aficionados. Suffice to say, it means "finished" in some French Canadian vernaculars. Also, it's a terribly satisfying way to announce the completion of a lengthy challenge:
Carole and I slaved away into the wee hours Saturday night, but it wasn't until this afternoon that we pencilled-in Calder Trophy-winner "rookie" for the final clue.
The solution will be published in The Globe and Mail on January 2nd.