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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

New Puzzle:

Letters in Good Standing

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.

#109, September 2023

#108, August 2023

#107, July 2023

#106, June 2023

#105, May 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.

#185, September 2023

#184, August 2023

#183, July 2023

#182, June 2023

#181, May 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.

#582, September 2023

#581, August 2023

#580, July 2023

#579, June 2023

#578, May 2023

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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.

#201, September 2023

#200, August 2023

#199, July 2023

#198, June 2023

#197, May 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.

#7778, September 2023

#7576 August 2023

#7374, July 2023

#7172, June 2023

#6970, May 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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