Friday March 7, 2014
Directed by New York Times Crossword Puzzle Editor Will Shortz, this is the nation's oldest and largest crossword competition. Contestants try their hand at eight original crosswords created just for this event. Scoring is based on accuracy and speed. Prizes are awarded in more than 20 categories, including a $5,000 grand prize.
Thursday March 6, 2014
An acrostic is a poem or a puzzle in which the first or last letter of each line spell out a word, phrase, or name. Did you know that they predate Christianity?Acrostics: Mystical to mind-boggling
A sign reading 'TOTI EMU LESTO' adorned a village post in olden days. It's one example of the letter games which have been around as long as the written word.
A Well-Boiled Icicle
The Reverend William Archibald Spooner is best remembered, not for being head of an Oxford college, but for his supposed habit of transposing letters of words producing what have come to be called 'SPOONERISMS'.
Wednesday March 5, 2014
Spring is here and the flowers are blooming. Enjoy piecing together the beautiful images of colorful flowers featured in this collection of free flower jigsaw puzzles
Puzzle Poll: Do you prefer to solve ..?
Tuesday March 4, 2014
It's Mardi Gras, time to let your hair down and dress up, stuff yourself with forbidden foods, and enjoy yourself before settling down for the deprivations of Lent. For some Fat Tuesday fun, check out these free crosswords, word search games, jigsaw puzzles and other games with themes related to this annual bash as it's celebrated in The Big Easy
, Rio de Janeiro
and other places where this important Catholic and Anglican celebration is observed. Free Mardi Gras Puzzles for Kids
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