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The table below contains all of the puzzles on this website arranged categorically. Go to all puzzles to see them arranged chronologically, or back to the main puzzles page for other options. For instructions on the various puzzle types, go to the puzzle explanations page.

Download options: PDF files need to be printed out via Adobe Acrobat or a similar program. AcrossLite files can be solved on the computer or printed out (though the printouts don't look as nice as the PDFs).

Solution links lead to PDF downloads rather than individual pages on this website.

CROSSWORDS

DATE ADDED

TITLE

NOTES

DOWNLOAD OPTIONS

SOLUTION

1

May 11, 2007

WELL, EXCUSE ME!

15x15 crossword

PDF or AcrossLite

Solution

2

May 11, 2007

TITLE MATCHES

17x17 crossword

PDF or AcrossLite

Solution

3

May 11, 2007

"MOVE E" REMAKES

17x17 crossword

PDF or AcrossLite

Solution

4

May 11, 2007

THEMELESS CHALLENGER #1

21x21 crossword, originally published in Wordplay: The Official Companion Book

PDF or AcrossLite

Solution

5

May 11, 2007

THEMELESS CHALLENGER #2

21x21 crossword

PDF or AcrossLite

Solution

6

May 11, 2007

THEMELESS CHALLENGER #3

25x25 crossword; the two-page PDF is recommended

PDF or AcrossLite

Solution

7

Sept. 15, 2007

SO SAYETH WEBSTER

15x15 crossword

PDF or AcrossLite

Solution

8

Dec. 17, 2007

THEMELESS CHALLENGER #4

21x21 crossword

PDF or AcrossLite

Solution

9

Sept. 9, 2008

1 + 1 = 2

17x17 crossword

PDF or AcrossLite

Solution

10

Jan. 20, 2009

THEMELESS CHALLENGER #5

15x15 crossword

PDF or AcrossLite

Solution

11

July 1, 2009

THE WORLD'S MOST HONOREE CROSSWORD

17x17 crossword

PDF or AcrossLite

Solution

12

Sep. 22, 2009

THEMELESS CHALLENGER #6

21x21 crossword

PDF or AcrossLite

Solution

13

Dec. 27, 2009

INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC

14x15 crossword

PDF or AcrossLite

Solution

14

May 27, 2010

THEMELESS CHALLENGER #7

17x17 crossword

PDF or AcrossLite

Solution

15

June 22, 2010

THE LAST RESORT

15x15 crossword

PDF or AcrossLite 

Solution

16

Sep. 22, 2010

CROWDED HOUSE

17x17 crossword (with a gimmick)

PDF

Solution

17

Oct. 12, 2010

WHO'S THE MAN?

15x15 crossword

PDF or AcrossLite

Solution

18

Nov. 30, 2011

NOT IN THE WRITE FRAME OF MIND

19x19 crossword

PDF or AcrossLite 

Solution

19

June 17, 2012

TO YOUR CORNERS!

19x19 crossword, originally from the 2012 Crosswords LA tournament

PDF or AcrossLite 

Solution

20

Dec. 3, 2012

CONTAINMENT POLICY

19x19 crossword

PDF or AcrossLite

Solution

CRYPTIC CROSSWORDS

DATE ADDED

TITLE

NOTES

DOWNLOAD OPTIONS

SOLUTION

1

May 11, 2007

CRYPTIC CROSSWORD #1

15x15 cryptic

PDF or AcrossLite

Solution

2

May 11, 2007

CRYPTIC CROSSWORD #2

15x15 cryptic

PDF or AcrossLite

Solution

3

May 11, 2007

CRYPTIC CROSSWORD #3

15x15 cryptic

PDF or AcrossLite

Solution

4

May 11, 2007

CRYPTIC CROSSWORD #4

15x15 cryptic

PDF or AcrossLite

Solution

5

May 11, 2007

CRYPTIC CROSSWORD #5

15x15 cryptic

PDF or AcrossLite

Solution

6

May 21, 2007

CRYPTIC CROSSWORD #6

15x15 cryptic

PDF or AcrossLite

Solution

7

June 20, 2007

CRYPTIC CROSSWORD #7

15x15 cryptic

PDF or AcrossLite

Solution

8

May 11, 2008

CRYPTIC CROSSWORD #8

21x21 cryptic; originally "Megacryptic" in Cryptics Monthly (January 2005)

PDF or AcrossLite

Solution

9

Feb. 4, 2009

CRYPTIC CROSSWORD #9

15x15 cryptic

PDF or AcrossLite

Solution

10

Oct. 19, 2009

CRYPTIC CROSSWORD #10

15x15 cryptic

PDF or AcrossLite

Solution

11

Nov. 12, 2010

CRYPTIC CROSSWORD #11

15x15 cryptic

PDF or AcrossLite 

Solution

12

May 24, 2011

CRYPTIC CROSSWORD #12

15x15 cryptic

PDF or AcrossLite

Solution

VARIETY CRYPTICS

DATE ADDED

TITLE

NOTES

DOWNLOAD OPTIONS

SOLUTION

1

May 11, 2007

FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS

Variety cryptic, originally published in Cryptics Monthly (November 2004)

PDF

Solution

2

May 11, 2007

OFF THE RECORD

Variety cryptic, originally published in Cryptics Monthly (December 2004)

PDF

Solution

3

July 6, 2007

HIP TO BE SQUARES

Variety cryptic, originally published in Cryptics Monthly (February 2005)

PDF

Solution

4

Mar. 27, 2008

THEME AND VARIEGATIONS

Variety cryptic, originally published in Cryptics Monthly (March 2005)

PDF

Solution

5

Sept. 2, 2008

HOW'S THAT AGAIN?

Variety cryptic, originally published in Cryptics Monthly (May 2005)

PDF

Solution

6

Nov. 1, 2008

THE INEVITABLE CONCLUSION

Variety cryptic, originally published in Cryptics Monthly (June 2005)

PDF

Solution

7

Dec. 20, 2008

LOVE LETTERS

Variety cryptic, originally published in Cryptics Monthly (July 2005)

PDF

Solution

8

April 1, 2009

SEEING THINGS

Variety cryptic, originally published in Cryptics Monthly (August 2005)

PDF

Solution

9

June 18, 2009

MATCHMAKER

Variety cryptic, originally from the 2000 National Puzzlers' League convention in
San Francisco

PDF

Solution

10

Jan. 28, 2010

WHAT'S MISSING?

Variety cryptic

PDF

Solution

11

July 14, 2010

TOURIST SPOTS

Variety cryptic, originally from the 2010 National Puzzlers' League convention in Seattle

PDF

Solution

12

July 16, 2011

BLANKETY BLANKETY BLANK

Variety cryptic, originally from the 2011 National Puzzlers' League convention in Providence

PDF

Solution

13

Oct. 27, 2011

MINEFIELD

Variety cryptic, originally published in Tough Cryptics (November 1994)

PDF

Solution

14

Mar. 19, 2012

JUST PASSING THROUGH

Variety cryptic, originally published in Tough Cryptics (November 1994)

PDF

Solution

15

Apr. 21, 2013

INDEED!

Variety cryptic, originally published in Tough Cryptics (July 1995)

PDF

Solution

16

Aug. 18, 2013

PIECEMEAL

Variety cryptic, originally from the 2013 National Puzzlers' League convention in Austin

PDF

Solution

VARIETY GRID PUZZLES

DATE ADDED

PUZZLE TYPE

NOTES

DOWNLOAD OPTIONS

SOLUTION

1

May 11, 2007

CRISSCROSS #1

"Crisscross for Dummies"

PDF

Solution

2

May 11, 2007

CRISSCROSS #2

"The Crisscross Is Right"

PDF

Solution

3

Aug. 26, 2008

CRISSCROSS #3

"Chris-Cross"

PDF

Solution

4

Feb. 24, 2011

CRISSCROSS #4

"Tiptop Crisscross"

PDF

Solution

5

May 11, 2007

DO-IT-YOURSELF CRISSCROSS #1

"Par for the Cross"

PDF

Solution

6

Nov. 25, 2007

DO-IT-YOURSELF CRISSCROSS #2

"Christmas-Cross"

PDF

Solution

7

May 11, 2007

MARCHING BANDS #1

Variety grid puzzle; grateful acknowledgment to Mike Shenk

PDF

Solution

8

Nov. 16, 2008

MARCHING BANDS #2

Variety grid puzzle; grateful acknowledgment to Mike Shenk

PDF

Solution

9

July 18, 2012

MARCHING BANDS #3

Variety grid puzzle; grateful acknowledgment to Mike Shenk

PDF

Solution

10

Apr. 25, 2012

MIDDLE MANAGEMENT

Variety word puzzle, originally from the 2005 National Puzzlers' League convention in Los Angeles

PDF

Solution

11

Dec. 8, 2008

ROWS GARDEN #1

Variety grid puzzle; grateful acknowledgment to Patrick Berry

PDF

Solution

12

Apr. 22, 2010

ROWS GARDEN #2

Variety grid puzzle; grateful acknowledgment to Patrick Berry

PDF

Solution

13

June 20, 2011

ROWS GARDEN #3

Variety grid puzzle; grateful acknowledgment to Patrick Berry

PDF

Solution

14

May 11, 2007

SOMETHING DIFFERENT #1

21x21 variety crossword, originally published in Tough Puzzles (Dec. 1992)

PDF or AcrossLite

Solution

15

May 11, 2007

SOMETHING DIFFERENT #2

21x21 variety crossword, originally published in Tough Puzzles (April 1991)

PDF or AcrossLite

Solution

16

Mar. 17, 2010

SOMETHING DIFFERENT #3

21x21 variety crossword, originally published in Tough Puzzles (April 1992)

PDF or AcrossLite 

Solution

17

Dec. 26, 2011

SOMETHING DIFFERENT #4

21x21 variety crossword, originally published in Tough Puzzles (June 1992)

PDF or AcrossLite 

Solution

18

May 11, 2007

SPIRAL #1

Variety grid puzzle

PDF

Solution

19

Mar. 14, 2009

SPIRAL #2

Variety grid puzzle (with a gimmick)

PDF

Solution

20

Dec. 10, 2010

SPIRAL #3

Variety grid puzzle

PDF

Solution

21

Nov. 22, 2009

SQUEEZEBOXES #1

11x11 variety crossword

PDF (harder version) or PDF (easier version)

Solution

22

Jan. 25, 2011

SQUEEZEBOXES #2

11x11 variety crossword

PDF (harder version) or PDF(easier version)

Solution

23

May 11, 2009

VOWELLESS
CROSSWORD #1

15x15 variety crossword

Harder version: PDF or AcrossLite;
Easier version: PDF or AcrossLite

Solution

24

Oct. 27, 2008

WORD SEARCH VARIANT #1

"Blank Letter Board"

PDF

Solution

25

Apr. 23, 2011

WORD SEARCH VARIANT #2

"A Puzzle 4 U"

PDF

Solution


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