Puzzles

We post solutions to each puzzle here the week after they are printed. A print quality PDF of each week's puzzle is attached to each week's puzzle edition.

Solutions to March 19 Puzzles

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Since this was the debut of "logic puzzles" I have posted a pretty thorough step-by-step solution. If anyone out there is actually working the logic puzzles, please let me know if you find them too easy or too difficult: I can adjust accordingly! Just e-mail graphics@catskillmountainnews.com. Also if you have a good "Catskills" pun, I could sure use them for the word jumbles, and if you send me a good one, I will give you credit!


Solutions to March 12 Puzzles

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Click below to see the solutions to last week's puzzles. They certainly had a strong whiff of "down on the farm!"


Puzzles for March 19, 2014

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This week we introduce a new puzzle for us, a logic puzzle, along with our usual word jumble. I included some tips on how to solve a logic puzzle. This one is fairly easy and is a good starter puzzle if you have never solved one before. As always Happy Solving! A PDF version is attached below if you'd like to print them out.


Solutions to March 5 Puzzles

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Click below to see the solutions to last week's puzzles. One note: it's hard to make all the word search terms stand out when they overlap so much. If you still can't find a word or two, email me at graphics@catskillmountainnews.com and I'll diagram that one for you. And our cryptogram is from Catskills historian, columnist and school superintendent, Prof. Lincoln Long. I suspect we'll be hearing more from him in future cryptograms. This one comes from a beautiful column he wrote about his dog, Major. I will try to print excerpts from it in a future Archives column.


Puzzles for March 12, 2014

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Did you know this is Brain Awareness Week? Science has shown that working puzzles helps keep you sharp for the more serious challenges in life. Our word jumble this week is dairy-related, and our cryptogram quotes a successful dairy farmer from more than a century ago. Solutions will be revealed here next week and as always a cryptogram hint can be found on this week's classifieds page. A downloaded PDF of the puzzles is also attached below. Happy Solving!