Puzzles

Solutions to February 26 puzzles

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Even if you don't enjoy solving cryptograms, you can browse the solutions each week for wonderful quotes and aphorisms about the Catskills by local historians, writers and characters. Click below to see the solutions to puzzles in the February 26 edition.


Solutions to August 20 Puzzles

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Click below for solutions to our Back to School Word Jumble and our Logic Puzzle about characters in the Living History Cemetery Tour of 2013. Next week you Word Search fans get a "laborious" treat.

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Puzzles for August 20, 2014

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Our puzzles this week look forward (or maybe not so much) to Back to School time, and challenge you to figure out the cast of characters in last year's Living History Cemetery Tour, staged by the Historical Society of Middletown. If you'd like a DVD of this year's Cemetery Tour, they will be available in September. Just email history@gmail.com to order yours! Clues to both puzzles are on the classified page of the print edition and a PDF is attached if you'd like a printout.

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Solution to August 13 Puzzle

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Here's the solution to our Word Jumble featuring County Fair attractions.

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Puzzle for August 13, 2014

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Our Word Jumble this week celebrates the highlights of the Delaware County Fair. Don't miss it! Hints as always on the classified page of the print edition, and a PDF is attached for printouts.

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Solutions to August 6 Puzzles

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Here's your solutions to our August 6 puzzles, with the Word Jumble about the Anti-Rent War, and the Catskill Triplets testing your knowledge of local places . . .


Puzzles for August 6, 2014

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This week's puzzles feature terms and places associated with the Anti-Rent struggles of 170-some years ago and test your knowledge of Catskills names and places. As always a PDF file is also attached here for printing.


Solution to July 30 puzzle

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Here's your solution to the July 30 puzzle, which featured old-fashioned verbiage from the Catskill Mountain News pages of 100 years ago.


Puzzle for July 30, 2014

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This week's puzzle tests your knowledge of obsolete word choices; if you're a fan of historical fiction, this one will be a breeze. All these words were found in the Catskill Mountain News editions of July 24 and July 31, 1914. My how time flies! PDF version is also attached. Happy solving!


Solutions to July 23 Puzzles

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Here are the solutions to the Word Jumble (that last one was a little tricky!) and the logic puzzles featuring July headlines from past editions of the Catskill Mountain News. If you'd like to read those stories in full (which is why I referenced the full date in the puzzle), you'll find them in our archives at http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/middletown — they all make fascinating reading . . .


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