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Archive for December, 2008

Puzzle #78: “In Memo — Re:”

Posted by on 30th December 2008

The art of inter-office communication: “I’ve been reading and re-reading Redding’s memo re: Reed’s dinghy.  Please refresh my memory regarding Rod’s redactions of Redding’s memo.  Regards, Red.”  Try typing that three times, fast.

Title: In Memo — Re:
Difficulty: Wednesday
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Puzzle #77: “Go to the Source”

Posted by on 24th December 2008

“So where do you get ideas for puzzles?”  I prefer to follow the Harlan Ellison system:  send two dollars to a post office box in Schenectady, and they’ll send you back an idea.  All that’s left is the small matter of filling in the letters and clues.  If you lose the P.O. box address, you can always resort to the other traditional source of ideas: beat your head against your desk until you brains fall out, and an idea takes nest in the resulting empty space.   In either case, your mileage may vary.

Title: Go to the Source
Difficulty: Tuesday
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Puzzle #76: “Words for the Wise”

Posted by on 17th December 2008

This witty commentary intentionally left blank.  Tune in next week for your scheduled dose of drollery.

Title: Words for the Wise
Difficulty: Wednesday
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Puzzle #75: “Tarzan’s Trial”

Posted by on 10th December 2008

Suppose Tarzan was hauled into court — perhaps for assaulting tresspassers on his jungle estate.  Who, or what, would you expect to take the stand in his defense?  And suppose he insisted on a jury of his peers.  Who would fill the box?  As a Viscount, Lord Greystoke is a peer of the realm, but as Lord of the Jungle he’d consider his equals, if any, to be the noble great apes.  Perhaps we could call upon 6 of each?  That should be interesting to see.  In any case, it’s a trying situation.

Title: Tarzan’s Trial
Difficulty: Tuesday
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Puzzle #74: “Way to Go”

Posted by on 2nd December 2008

Attaboy!  You can do it!  Almost there!  Way to go! Feeling sufficiently encouraged to try a crossword now?  Good.  Actually, you shouldn’t need much encouragement, since this puzzle weighs in as a solid Tuesday on the venerable NYT difficulty scale.  Still, we do like to keep this blog up-beat, just in case the puzzles leave you beat up.

Title: Way to Go
Difficulty: Tuesday
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