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Word Puzzles


Many individual puzzles are posted in pdf format, convenient for printing.
Detailed directions and solutions are included.

Claire's Advice for Solving Puzzles and Problems

Nine-Hole Word Golf

(Solutions included)

Course #6

Course #5

Course #4

Course #3

Course #2

Nothing in Common

Use the letters in the center to create a cycle of 5 letter words in which each word contains none of the letters in the adjacent words.

#117, April 2024

#116, March 2024

#115, February 2024

#114, January 2024

#113, December 2023

Solutions

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Crisscross Crunch

The answer words read straight across or  down, but they overlap by 1, 2, 3, or 4 letters. The clues are in alphabetical order according to answers.

#208, April 2024

#207, March 2024

#206 February 2024

#205, January 2024

#204, December 2023

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Five and Ten

Each word in the two lists of 10 five-letter words is missing one letter. Choose the right letters to fill in the blanks and you will spell, in order, a 10-letter final answer.

#9192, April 2024

#8990, March 2024

#8788, February 2024

#8586, January 2024

#8384, December 2023

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Mini-Cryptic

Cryptic clues usually contain  two parts. One is a straight definition of the answer, and the other is a cryptic description utilizing wordplay. The order and the divide between parts are for the solver to figure out.

#586, January 2024

#585, December 2023

#584, November 2023

#583, October 2023

#582, September 2023

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Fit for Four

Find one word that can precede or follow each of the four words to create a compound or hyphenated word or a familiar two-word phrase.

#191, February 2024

#190, January 2024

#189, December 2023

#188, November 2023

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Salmagundi

A salad of chopped meat, anchovies, eggs, onions, assorted fruits and vegetables and seasoning. Or in this case, a collection of various and sundry puzzles from the past.

[photo: Jackie Garvin

Syrup and Biscuits]

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