Thursday, April 23, 2009

Go With What You Know

53 across Patton's rank

If you don't know who Patton was, you might think you can't answer this clue. Don't give up too quickly there are things you can do.

First, look at the clue for information you do know. How about rank? What are some common military ranks that you know.


Our list has too many choices that would fit to pick just one in at this point. But as we do the crossing clues and fill in more and more letters, the answer will become clear. You'll be ready to fill it in because you thought it through first.

See if you can guess the word before the final letter is revealed.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Tricky Clue

59 across Summer color

Each clue is like a word puzzle to solve. Here's a picture hint to help you figure it out.
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Monday, April 20, 2009

Clue of the day

77 across Twiggy home

Looking at this clue we don't know if the capital T is for the first word in the clue or a proper noun. This could be a tricky clue about the residence of the former model and America Next's Top Model Judge, Twiggy or it could be a home made of twigs. Which do you think it is?

photo from flickr CC

Friday, April 17, 2009

Puzzle Time

Let's try a sample puzzle from the Penny Press website. Go to click on Free Puzzles and then click on sample puzzles. Go to Crosswords and choose Penny Press Traditional #1. You don't have to register but you do have to print out the puzzle. Don't look at the solution before you give it a try!

23 across caught my attention because I just watched one of his movies on DVD - Quantum of Solace.

23 across James Bond, e.g.

e.g. means example. Even if you've never seen a James Bond movie, I bet you know what Bond is an example of. It's what he does for a living.