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Word Puzzles

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

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Claire's Advice for Solving Puzzles and Problems

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Nine-Hole Word Golf

(Solutions included)

Course #10

Course #9

Course #8

Course #7

Course #6

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.

#122, July 2024

#121, July 2024

#120, June 2024

#119, May 2024

#117, April 2024

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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.

#212, August 2024

#211, July 2024

#210, June 2024

#209, May 2024

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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.

#0102 August 2024

#9798, July 2024

#9596, June 2024

#9394, May 2024

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

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