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Cryptoquote

AXYDLBAAXR is L O N G F E L L O W

One letter stands for another. In this sample, A is used for three L’s, X for the two O’s, etc. Single letters, apostrophes, and length and formation of words are all hints. The code letters are different for each puzzle.

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THOMAS JOSEPH

ACROSS 1 Frighten 6 Vagrants 10 “Death of a Salesman” salesman 11 Leaves out 13 “The Tempest” sprite 14 Incurred, as debt 15 Old horse 16 Rink surface 18 Groom’s answer 19 Explains away 22 Ocean between Eur. and Amer. 23 Talk crazily 24 Locks up 27 Layout choices 28 Land unit 29 Make illegal 30 Bridges 35 — -Tiki 36 Parrot or puppy 37 Boxing’s “Greatest” 38 Battery end 40 Lawyer’s jobs 42 Song line 43 Smart — (wise guy) 44 Timid 45 Takes a break

THOMAS JOSEPH

DOWN 1 Informal language 2 Reef material 3 Baja buddy 4 “Norma —” 5 Signs up 6 Uses a drill 7 Thurman of “Kill Bill” 8 SUV’s cousin 9 Pupil 12 News-paper section 17 Animation frame 20 Store events 21 Maine college town 24 Wolf’s cousin 25 NASA or NATO 26 Smelter’s need 27 Racer, for example 29 Pollen collector 31 Tiny dot 32 Bud holders 33 Put in office 34 Hazards 39 Game cube 41 Pub brew

ACROSS 1 Half of a ’60s group 6 Foot connection 11 Barn-raising group 12 Gives a hoot 13 Personal bearing 15 Verb for you 16 Neckline shape 17 Farrow of film 18 London theater area 20 Rent out 21 Antique 22 Penalty 23 Big trucks 26 Pointers 27 October birthstone 28 Fly catcher 29 Cover 30 Resort site 34 Noshed 35 Corn unit 36 Galloped 37 Private room on a train 40 Online messages 41 Therefore 42 Cars’ scars 43 Ranch animal

DOWN 1 Showy parrot 2 Love, in Lombardy 3 Silent performers 4 African viper 5 Digging tools 6 Took a part 7 Saigon setting 8 Politburo home 9 Not strict 10 Fancy homes 14 Tear 19 Work hard 22 Little lies 23 Comforted 24 Perfect example 25 Mob member 26 Warm areas 28 Dress in 30 Elite Navy group 31 Singer Cara 32 Tango or twist 33 Come in 38 Peach core 39 Got together

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Cryptoquote

AXYDLBAAXR is L O N G F E L L O W

One letter stands for another. In this sample, A is used for three L’s, X for the two O’s, etc. Single letters, apostrophes, and length and formation of words are all hints. The code letters are different for each puzzle.

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CROSSWORD

CROSSWORD

THOMAS JOSEPH

ACROSS 1 Urban fleet 5 Whip 9 Subs 11 Computer key 13 Deal maker 14 Absinthe flavoring 15 Porpoise’s place 16 Personal property 18 Move to the side 20 Colorful carp 21 “Separate Tables” star 22 Sibelius, for one 23 Homer’s neighbor 24 Coal holder 25 Hangs down 27 Chest contents 29 Strike caller 30 Sawbuck 32 Earth science 34 Flamenco cry 35 UFO flier 36 Korean or Thai 38 Free of suds 39 The time being 40 Bar assn. members 41 Proofing mark

THOMAS JOSEPH

DOWN 1 Deep gorge 2 Sea off Greece 3 Critical moment 4 Heir, often 5 Like an arbor 6 One of the Brontës 7 Cause of an impasse 8 “El Cid” star 10 Blotto 12 Pine product 17 Summer cooler 19 Times for preparation 22 Fish features 24 Lumberjack of lore 25 Bakery need 26 Henry Fielding book 27 Table part 28 Comfort 30 Sounds 31 Principle 33 For fear that 37 Sinking signal

ACROSS 1 Slant 5 Workout target 9 Cuban dance 10 Romantic sort 12 Wrench type 13 In reserve 14 Hockey practice 16 Alias letters 17 Place 18 Inge play 20 Made like a geyser 22 Chick tenders 23 Wonderland visitor 25 Reach across 28 Was generous 32 Chewy 34 Memorable time 35 Pot brew 36 Lot choice 38 Raring to go 40 Make sport of 41 Mixes up 42 Really stoked 43 Ticked off 44 “Bonanza” son

DOWN 1 Build body mass 2 White Rabbit cry 3 Aid illegally 4 Florida’s — Island 5 Promotes aggressively 6 Horror star Chaney 7 Fly high 8 Call over 9 Coarse files 11 Gathers 15 Nature lovers 19 Citi Field’s forerunner 21 Dwindle 24 Fastest mammal 25 Fills up 26 Skirt features 27 Slow passage 29 Summaries 30 Clears 31 Was bold 33 Clinic worker 37 Band sample 39 Mis-calculate

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Multi-Sudoku Each puzzle consists of two or more Sudoku grids overlapping each other in various configurations. The grids may be Classic Sudoku or a mix of different Sudoku variants. The object is to solve all grids according to their variant rules. Note that overlapping areas comply with the rules of more than one grid.

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EUGENE SHEFFER

ACROSS 1 See 12-Across 5 Scoundrel 8 Mine entrance 12 With 1-Across, have trouble 13 Bullring cheer 14 Pianist Peter 15 Fermi’s bit 16 Time on Earth 18 Summerhouse 20 Deviating off course 21 Albacore, e.g. 23 — Aviv 24 Help on “... Millionaire” 28 Pealed 31 Commotion 32 Nuptial announcement 34 Dead heat 35 Legal wrong 37 Shipwreck aid 39 Bill and — 41 Sea eagle 42 Cover the cost up front

EUGENE SHEFFER

45 Adjective modifier 49 Organism 51 Concept 52 Finished 53 Regret 54 Whirlpool 55 Marries 56 Conclude 57 Back talk

22 Sandy’s mistress 24 Long. crosser 25 “What can — for you?” 26 Made to consume 27 Put in a border, as a photo 29 Zero 30 Obtain DOWN 33 Remit 1 Carpet style 36 Drunkards 2 Silents actress 38 Groups of Naldi quail 3 The gamut 40 Lummox 4 Reproductive 42 Winter truck cell attachment 5 House style 43 Split 6 Boxer Muham- 44 Bygone times mad 46 Icelandic epic 7 Challenge 47 Cincinnati 8 Reply team 9 Remove hair 48 Chesapeake et 10 Persia, now al. 11 Chinatown 50 Scoot gang 17 Dine 19 Closed-up tulip

ACROSS 1 “If I may interrupt, ...” 5 Pen filler 8 Otherwise 12 African gully 13 Born 14 Sweetie 15 “Meta-morphoses” poet 16 Make less intense 18 Disappointment 20 Shampoo directive 21 Author Buscaglia 22 Cravat 23 Fireplace minutia 26 Square dance party 30 — constrictor 31 Prompt 32 Court 33 Overwhelm 36 Archipelago components 38 Suitable 39 Modern-day evidence

4 0 Frighten 43 Dusk 47 Prison security measure 49 Pelvic bones 50 Baseball’s Hershiser 51 Varnish ingredient 52 Breaks a Commandment 53 Simple 54 Coloring agent 55 Slam-dance DOWN 1 MPs’ quarry 2 Own 3 Tend manuscripts 4 Center 5 Halved 6 Night light? 7 Barbie’s companion 8 Formed a vortex 9 Ponce de — 10 Cutting tools 11 Sea flyer 17 Great Lake

19 “— the ramparts ...” 22 Pirouette pivot 23 Recede 24 Cattle call? 25 Satchel 26 Attila, e.g. 27 Hooter 28 Trouble 29 Ph. bk. data 31 100 lbs. 34 In an ominous way 35 Newspaper pg. 36 Hostel 37 Cruel treatment 39 Conical-cap wearer 40 — gin fizz 41 Cat of “Iron Chef America” 42 High cards 43 Vacillate 44 Hodgepodge 45 Victories 46 Doggerelist Ogden 48 Antiquated 9


Here is a pleasant little game that will give you a message every day. It’s a numerical puzzle designed to spell out your fortune. Count the letters in your first name. If the number of letters is 6 or more, subtract 4. If the number is less than 6, add 3. The result is your key number. Start at the upper left-hand corner and check each of your key numbers, left to right. Then print the message in the box provided.

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CROSSWORD

CROSSWORD

EUGENE SHEFFER

ACROSS 1 Greek consonant 4 Cold War weapon 8 2000 election scrap 12 Fool 13 Law office worker, for short 14 “Les Miserables” author 15 Accelerator 17 Quite excited 18 Tidy (up) 19 Altar affirmative 21 Vanna’s cohort 22 Flame from a burner 26 Impersonator 29 Whatever amount 30 Timetable abbr. 31 “American —” 32 Golfer Ernie 33 Bivouac structure 34 Fresh 35 Individual

EUGENE SHEFFER

3 6 Emanations 37 Big talker 39 Morsel 40 Playwright Levin 41 Strong points 45 Not up and about 48 1944 Boyer/ Bergman film 50 Burden 51 Otherwise 52 Exist 53 Wrong 54 God, in Guadalajara 55 Doo-wop syllable DOWN 1 Labels 2 Pronto 3 Beatles’ “Back in the —” 4 Poison antidote, maybe 5 West Point newbie 6 Top supporter 7 Slanders 8 Utter disorder

9 Embrace 10 Past 11 Pooch 16 Student 20 Rotation duration 23 Scoff 24 Sicilian spouter 25 Makes lace 26 Chinese dynasty 27 Notion 28 Neatens the lawn 29 Microbrewery product 32 Betrothed 33 Rwandan tribe 35 Scull tool 36 Grocery areas 38 Hen 39 — profundo 42 “Zounds!” 43 From one end to t’other 44 Branch 45 Carte lead-in 46 Acknowledge applause 47 Listener 49 Foreman foe

ACROSS 1 Tiny bits 6 “I, Robot” writer 12 Catch in a net 13 Household 14 Treeless Asian plain 15 Bach piece 16 Corn recipe 17 Experts 19 Ultramodern 20 Reverberate 22 Kiwi’s extinct cousin 24 — Khan 27 Get better 29 “Two and a Half Men” role 32 Arguably, bestknown line from Shakespeare 35 Still 36 Peacenik 37 Performance 38 Blushing 40 Iodine source 42 Pitch 44 Spud’s buds 46 Scored 100 on

5 0 Hard to find 52 Guarantee 54 Yearly 55 Tradition, perhaps 56 Forward a story 57 Leg parts

2 5 Head of st. 26 Straying 28 Smitten, maybe unrequitedly 30 Jimmy Kimmel’s employer 31 Lepidopterist’s prop DOWN 33 Away from 1 Grooving on WSW 2 Portent 34 — Aviv 3 Reservation resi- 39 Sticker dence 41 Old hat 4 Nile slitherer 42 Despot 5 One often seen 43 Dermatology with a crook? subject 6 Bullets etc. 45 Holler 7 Quake 47 Adorable 8 Hostel 48 Cupid’s alias 9 Hawaiian vol 49 Rep.’s rival cano 51 Regret 10 Curved molding 53 Sister 11 Kill a bill 12 Sixth sense 18 Virginia city 21 Comedian Margaret 23 Feedbag tidbit 24 Noshed 11


Cryptoquip The Cryptoquip is a substitution cipher in which one letter stands for another. If you think that X equals O, it will equal O throughout the puzzle. Single letters, short words and words using an apostrophe give you clues to locating vowels. Solution is by trial and error.

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QWLOSOFB

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B U P I J U O ’R

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SLFQU-DTHJRV. Today’s Cryptoquip Clue: F equals I

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LWZWTIQW OSWVOA

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MUB. Today’s Cryptoquip Clue: G equals M 12

CBXDS

HGSFBHQ

LHJ

JMDDUJK

Today’s Cryptoquip Clue: C equals T

GA

DBI

Today’s Cryptoquip Clue: D equals H

JMSWKSV EA TAY E

IRCFEM,

Q

Today’s Cryptoquip Clue: N equals W

B M RY

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Today’s Cryptoquip Clue: R equals H


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Cryptoquip The Cryptoquip is a substitution cipher in which one letter stands for another. If you think that X equals O, it will equal O throughout the puzzle. Single letters, short words and words using an apostrophe give you clues to locating vowels. Solution is by trial and error.

FSJBS QAC

BIJRZNX

NSJOM

NAZUP

IAA M TAY F ZY U TYA W W Q

BAOUJNJAO

NA

UA

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HY W L FA R J N

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M IA S R E PY IAY O

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CICO

JPOPUX

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CJDP

HCZF

DSLD

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DSF

C D ’H H

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SLHHPEFFJ XPGMT

QLTZCJW.

ETO

LRFFOCS

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SLIRV

SC

QOPVHKO VHVKOE

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KBXKR

FZFGEV LO

MPIUW”?

Today’s Cryptoquip Clue: Q equals F 14

JDCS

FADURM

“LRJ

EOMFQDM,

Today’s Cryptoquip Clue: E equals T

H CY P O E H L K G

“SCGVJHCM

SDFT

ZAORFO?”

BIPVOP WICM

B SVY J

SW

ETO WAOPOS

Today’s Cryptoquip Clue: D equals T

UIRKE

UMFERFU,

CY W W T FA U .

RHPOSEQFQMU BPTDGQF,

SRJO

IAF

Today’s Cryptoquip Clue: O equals Y

Today’s Cryptoquip Clue: A equals O

CN

MY I J S U

XRF

B

ZMKF

C FY D G F

KIMJC

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BAKFZQMZE,

JDTZXBMZFFG

QGMZO

SDIX

IMOFA

STMKF.

Today’s Cryptoquip Clue: X equals T

XD


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Wuzzles

Word Sleuth Find the listed words in the diagram. They run in all directions forward, backward, up, down and diagonally. Every puzzle has one unlisted clue.

CLUE LIST Avalanche Blizzard Cyclone Drought Dust storm Earthquake Epidemic Flood Hail Heat wave Lightning Tornado Tsunami Typhoon Wildfire

CLUE LIST Abandon Abdicate Abjure Cave in Fold Give in Give up Leave Relinquish Renounce Resign Stand down Vacate Withdraw Yield

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Each Wuzzles is a word riddle which creates a disguised word, phrase, name, place, saying, etc. For Example, NOON GOOD = GOOD AFTERNOON


Wuzzles Each Wuzzles is a word riddle which creates a disguised word, phrase, name, place, saying, etc. For Example, NOON GOOD = GOOD AFTERNOON

Word Sleuth Find the listed words in the diagram. They run in all directions forward, backward, up, down and diagonally. Every puzzle has one unlisted clue.

CLUE LIST Burger Chase Cushing Ellsworth Fuller Hughes Livingston Marshall Rehnquist Roberts Taney Vinson Waite Warren White

CLUE LIST Capsule Cask Cocoon Corral Dumpster Eggshell Flask Jar Luggage Pitcher Pouch Safe Silo Tanker Thermos

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Wuzzles

Word Sleuth Find the listed words in the diagram. They run in all directions forward, backward, up, down and diagonally. Every puzzle has one unlisted clue.

CLUE LIST Agee Conradt Fahey Foster Gunter Kruse Ruley Russo Shea Smith Stringer Strong Summitt VanDerveer Yow

CLUE LIST Albury Burnie Darwin Dubbo Geelong Gympie Hobart Joondalup Kalgoorlie Orange Sale Sydney Wagga Wagga Whyalla Wollongong

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Each Wuzzles is a word riddle which creates a disguised word, phrase, name, place, saying, etc. For Example, NOON GOOD = GOOD AFTERNOON


Wuzzles Each Wuzzles is a word riddle which creates a disguised word, phrase, name, place, saying, etc. For Example, NOON GOOD = GOOD AFTERNOON

Word Sleuth Find the listed words in the diagram. They run in all directions forward, backward, up, down and diagonally. Every puzzle has one unlisted clue.

CLUE LIST Bobby pin Fax Floppy disk Ice tray Landline Maps Pager Pay phone PDA Phonebook Tape deck Typewriter VCR Wake-up call Walkman

CLUE LIST Character Civil rights Dream Emancipation Equal Faith Free at last Free one day Freedom Hope Join hands Justice Liberty Struggle Together

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Super Quiz

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Match the words on the left with their meanings on the right.

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Bill said: “It wasn’t Cal. It was Alex.” Dave said: “It was Cal. It wasn’t Alex.” Cal said: “It was Bill. It wasn’t Ernie.” Alex said: “It was Ernie. It wasn’t Bill.” Ernie said: “It was Dave. It was Alex.”

Can you name the states that border Arkansas?

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After a burglary, five suspects were interviewed. Police know that each of them told the truth in one of the statements and lied in the other. From this information, can you tell who committed the crime?

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

abjure enervate cajole instigate rescind

Super Quiz

a. to influence or urge b. to provoke or stir up c. to weaken mentally or morally d. to reject or disavow e. to reverse or revoke


Super Quiz

See how quickly you can unscramble these letters to form a common word of 15 letters.

Can you determine the missing number in the sequence below? ? ©2017 King Features Syndicate · terrystickels.com

13 57 91 11 31 51 ©2017 King Features Syndicate · terrystickels.com

1. jackknife 2. surfeit 3. heinous 4. philodendron 5. narcissist

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Below are five spelling words turned upside down. Ask a friend, family member or co-worker to read them to you. You are a firstrate speller if you get all of them right

I A S S I

T S

F A

N

D T

I O

C

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Joseph Crossword 2

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DON’T EVER TAKE A FENCE DOWN UNTIL YOU KNOW WHY IT WAS PUT UP. — ROBERT FROST

3

BE PLEASANT UNTIL TEN O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING AND THE REST OF THE DAY WILL TAKE CARE OF ITSELF. — ELBERT HUBBARD

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WHAT YOU CAN’T GET OUT OF, GET INTO WHOLEHEARTEDLY. — MIGNON MCLAUGHLIN

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DON’T LOOK FOR YOUR DREAMS TO COME TRUE; LOOK TO BECOME TRUE TO YOUR DREAMS. — MICHAEL BECKWITH

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THERE IS A TIME FOR DEPARTURE EVEN WHEN THERE’S NO CERTAIN PLACE TO GO. — TENNESSEE WILLIAMS

Cryptoquote

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AM I GOING TO COMPLAIN ABOUT BEING TYPECAST AS SMART? I DON’T THINK SO. — AISHA TYLER

3

THE EDUCATED DON’T GET THAT WAY BY MEMORIZING FACTS; THEY GET THAT WAY BY RESPECTING THEM. — TOM HEEHLER

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SOMEONE’S SITTING IN THE SHADE TODAY BECAUSE SOMEONE PLANTED A TREE A LONG TIME AGO. — LES BROWN I WAS IN A BEAUTY CONTEST ONCE. I NOT ONLY CAME IN LAST, I WAS HIT IN THE MOUTH BY MS. CONGENIALITY. — PHYLLIS DILLER IDEALISM IS WHAT PRECEDES EXPERIENCE. CYNICISM IS WHAT FOLLOWS. — DAVID T. WOLF

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Joseph Crossword 2

NOW THAT IT’S ALL OVER, WHAT DID YOU REALLY DO YESTERDAY THAT’S WORTH MENTIONING? — COLEMAN COX

WE DO NOT REMEMBER DAYS, WE REMEMBER MOMENTS. THE RICHNESS OF LIFE LIES IN MEMORIES WE HAVE FORGOTTEN. — CESARE PAVESE

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Joseph Crossword 1

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1 2 6 3 4 5 8 9 7

4 7 5 1 8 9 3 2 6

8 3 9 2 6 7 4 5 1

5 6 1 9 3 2 7 4 8

3 4 2 8 7 1 9 6 5

9 8 7 6 5 4 2 1 3

5 3 8 7 4 9 2 1 6

7 1 9 2 6 5 4 8 3

4 2 6 3 8 1 9 7 5

9 5 4 6 3 8 1 2 7

1 6 3 9 2 7 8 5 4

8 7 2 1 5 4 6 3 9

7 1 4 5 9 3 6 8 2 7 5 4 3 9 1 4 7 2 5 6 8

6 5 3 4 2 8 1 7 9 2 3 8 6 4 5 8 1 3 7 9 2

2 9 8 7 1 6 5 3 4 9 6 1 2 8 7 5 9 6 3 4 1

7 2 1 4 8 5 9 6 3

8 6 5 3 9 2 7 1 4

9 4 3 6 1 7 8 5 2

2 9 3 6 8 5 4 1 7 8 2 9 5 3 6 8 9 4 7 1 2

4 1 6 7 2 9 3 5 8 1 7 6 4 2 9 6 7 1 3 5 8

7 8 5 4 1 3 2 9 6 5 4 3 1 7 8 3 2 5 4 9 6

6 7 1 8 9 4 5 3 2

8 3 2 1 5 6 9 7 4

9 5 4 2 3 7 6 8 1

1 2 9 3 6 8 7 4 5

3 4 8 5 7 2 1 6 9

5 6 7 9 4 1 8 2 3

8 6 7 5 4 2 1 3 9

3 1 4 9 6 8 2 7 5

9 5 2 1 3 7 6 8 4

7 8 3 4 5 6 9 2 1

2 4 1 7 8 9 5 6 3

6 9 5 2 1 3 8 4 7

Sheffer Crossword 1

Sheffer Crossword 2

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Cryptoquip

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1 Hoops player who probably enjoyed dangerous swerving while driving cars: Careen Abdul-Jabbar.

2 Supposing he wanted his own tribal symbol, might a handyman craft himself a factotum pole?

3 When the band announced it would no longer be

Which climate condition do you think toads would

1 look forward to the most? Froggy weather.

When flowering plants are particularly tiny species,

2 you might refer to them as baby bloomers. 3

If nobody would like to change into that Halloween costume, it’ll be yours for the masking.

4

The masseur periodically uses the clever advertising slogan “May I have your tension, please?”

best student. I guess I’m the teacher’s bet.

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Would a Cole Porter song about an incredibly fertile patch of soil be titled “Anything Grows”?

Since these beverage bottles stand twenty feet high, would they have to be giraffes’ carafes?

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To catch a nice jolt of energy before ascending, the mountaineer likes to drink climb juice.

giving live tours, was that dis-concerting news?

4 If a huge African mammal has cosmetic surgery on its nose, I suppose it’s a real rhino-plasty.

5 My instructor actually wagered that I will be his 6

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Wuzzles 1

Wuzzles 1

Wuzzles 2

Wuzzles 2

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Wuzzles 1

Wuzzles 1

Wuzzles 2

Wuzzles 2

Word Sleuth 1

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Stickelers 1 Dave committed the crime. Since each suspect told the truth just once, Ernie’s statements mean that it was either Dave or Alex. If it was Alex, then both of Bill’s statements would be true, which isn’t allowed (and similarly both of Dave’s would be false). Therefore it was Dave.

Stickelers 1 1. jackknife, 2. surfeit, 3. heinous, 4. philodendron, 5. narcissist.

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Stickelers 2 Arkansas shares a border with Texas, Tennessee, Missouri, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Mississippi. Stickelers 3 1-d, 2-c, 3-a, 4-b, 5-e

Word Sleuth 2

Word Sleuth 2

Stickelers 2 The next number would be 71. If you place the numbers closer together, you notice that these are simply odd numbers in successive order. 135791113151 (71)

Stickelers 3 The word is “dissatisfaction.”

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