Puzzles for January 14, 2015

This week's puzzles honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who would have turned 85 on January 15. A PDF of the fill-in is attached and as always you'll find hints on the classified page of our print edition. More...

Posted 1/20/2015 08:00 PM

Solution to January 21 Puzzle

Click below for the solution to our easy breezy winter sports word jumble. More...

Posted 1/20/2015 08:00 PM

Solutions to December 31 Puzzles

Here are the solutions to the last puzzles of 2014 — here's to a Happy New Year of solving in 2015! More...

Posted 1/6/2015 08:00 PM

Puzzles for January 7, 2015

A new year and some new puzzles, including a new style of word cryptic that I discovered in a puzzler crafter's book I received for Christmas. Put on your shiny new solver's cap! More...

Posted 1/6/2015 08:00 PM

Puzzles for Dec. 31, 2014

Make it your resolution to solve these before the New Year rolls around — or not! I'll make it my resolution to have these solved for you by Friday . . . Hints are on the classified page of the print edition and a PDF is attached for printouts. More...

Posted 12/30/2014 08:00 PM

Solution to Dec. 17 Puzzles

Here are solutions to our shopping jumble and our Christmas cryptogram. We'll have more seasonal solving fun this coming week with jumbles and cryptograms about your favorite holiday movies. More...

Posted 12/23/2014 08:00 PM

Solution to December 10 Puzzle

Here is the solution to the Christmas Carols Word Search. If you ask me, it was way too easy! I'll make up for that next week with a Word Jumble and a Cryptogram to sharpen your wits this holiday season. More...

Posted 12/16/2014 08:00 PM

Puzzle for December 10, 2014

Have some fun with this Christmas Carol Word Jumble; since I didn't make this one up myself, I'm going to have to solve it on my own to get a solution to all of you. See if you can beat me to it! Ho Ho Ho! More...

Posted 12/9/2014 08:00 PM

Puzzle for December 3, 2014

Here's a frosty Word Jumble to get you all set for winter. As always, there are hints on our classified page in the print edition and a pdf attached if you need a printout. More...

Posted 12/2/2014 08:00 PM

Puzzle for November 26, 2014

Here's a Thanksgiving Word Fill-in — if you solve it, you'll be rewarded with a humorous Thanksgiving poem. How to solve: Fill in the clues below the puzzle, then place each letter of a solution in the box with the corresponding number. More...

Posted 11/25/2014 08:00 PM

Puzzle for November 19, 2014

This week's hunting crossword is a BEAR! Well, it will be easy for all of you with rudimentary knowledge of the sport, but I mean it's a bear size-wise. More...

Posted 11/18/2014 08:00 PM

Puzzle for November 12, 2014

Here's a hunting themed Word Scramble in honor of opening day . . . next week, a Hunting themed acrostic! PDF file attached if you'd like a printout. More...

Posted 11/11/2014 08:00 PM

Puzzles for November 5, 2014

Our puzzles this week focus on Election season with a list of Election Inspector's "tools" and a logic puzzle that celebrates Town Supervisors of decades past. More...

Posted 11/4/2014 08:00 PM

Puzzle for October 29, 2014

Here's a boooo!-tiful Word Search for hallowe'en — scary good! Enjoy and don't eat too much candy. More...

Posted 10/28/2014 08:00 PM

Solution to October 15 Puzzle

Here's the solution to our October 15 puzzle... trying to get us ready for winter fun... More...

Posted 10/21/2014 08:00 PM

Solutions to October 8 Puzzles

Here are the solutions to our puzzles of October 8, which celebrated Catskill Mountain fiddlers! Hope you enjoyed fiddling around with them! More...

Posted 10/14/2014 08:00 PM

Puzzles for October 1, 2014

This week's puzzle is an acrostic that focuses on an autumn event and a sudoku that also uses letters from a seasonal treat. A PDF is attached for printouts. More...

Posted 10/7/2014 08:00 PM

Solutions to September 24 Puzzles

Click below for solutions to this week's Word Jumble about autumnal colors and a list of more than 230 words that can be anagrammed from the letters in "Cauliflower." More...

Posted 9/30/2014 08:00 PM

Solutions to September 10 Puzzles

Here's the solution to our first "autumnal" puzzle... can't wait to see the leaves this week! More...

Posted 9/16/2014 08:00 PM

Solution to September 3 Puzzle

Here's the solution to the September 3 Word Search — that was laborious! More...

Posted 9/9/2014 08:00 PM

Puzzles for September 10, 2014

Like it or not, autumn is on the way... So I thought we could have a Word Jumble of activities most of us would like to do once the weather and the leaves turn. Our cryptogram quote is also on that very topic! More...

Posted 9/9/2014 08:00 PM

Puzzles for August 20, 2014

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. More...

Posted 8/19/2014 08:00 PM

Puzzles for August 6, 2014

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. More...

Posted 8/5/2014 08:00 PM

Solutions to July 23 Puzzles

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. More...

Posted 7/29/2014 08:00 PM

Solution to July 30 puzzle

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

Posted 7/29/2014 08:00 PM

Puzzle for January 21, 2015

This week we'll unjumble some wintery sports and discover which country will host the next Winter Olympics. More...

Posted 1/20/2015 08:00 PM

Solutions to January 14 Puzzles

Here are your solutions to our puzzles celebrating the wisdom of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. More...

Posted 1/20/2015 08:00 PM

Solutions to Jan. 7 Puzzles

Here are the solutions to your New Year's puzzles. I hope you'll make it your resolution to keep on solving in 2015! More...

Posted 1/13/2015 08:00 PM

Puzzles for January 7, 2015

New puzzles for a New Year, including a new style of word cryptic that I found in a Christmas gift: a guide to crafting puzzles. Happy solving! More...

Posted 1/6/2015 08:00 PM

Solutions to Dec. 24 Puzzles

Here are the solutions to our cryptograms and jumbles about favorite holiday movies. I hope you learned something interesting from all that solving. Did you manage to see all these movies this year? I did! It's a Wonderful Life — twice! More...

Posted 12/30/2014 08:00 PM

Puzzles for December 17, 2014

Here's a "shopaholic's" Word Jumble and a quote about Christmas from our very own paper. Merry solving! PDF is attached as always for printing out. More...

Posted 12/23/2014 08:00 PM

Puzzles for Dec. 24, 2014

Enjoy some easy, relaxing puzzles over some eggnog or by a toasty fire. All of these cryptograms and word jumbles feature three of our favorite holiday films. More...

Posted 12/23/2014 08:00 PM

Solution to December 3 Puzzles

This week we've supplied the answers to the Wintery Word Jumble and a solution to the kids' "Find the Changes Coloring Challenge," with 10 tricky differences to find in two drawings. More...

Posted 12/9/2014 08:00 PM

Solution to November 26 Puzzle

Here's the solution to the November 26 "Turkey Day" Word Fill-In. These take some time, but I think they are fun to solve as you see the phrase coming together. More...

Posted 12/2/2014 08:00 PM

Solutions to Nov. 19 Puzzle

Our hunting acrostic I discovered was missing one clue! More...

Posted 11/25/2014 08:00 PM

Solution to Nov. 12 Puzzle

Here's your solution to our hunting related Word Jumble. Next week an acrostic/crossword type puzzle will test your hunting knowledge even further.... More...

Posted 11/18/2014 08:00 PM

Solutions to November 5 Puzzles

Here are the solutions to the November 5 "election" puzzles. That logic puzzle was a toughie! More...

Posted 11/11/2014 08:00 PM

Solution to October 29 Puzzle

Here's the solution to our Hallowe'en Word Search. Next week's puzzles will be almost as scary to some — time for elections! More...

Posted 11/4/2014 08:00 PM

Solution to October 22 Puzzle

Here's the solution to our Catskill Triplets puzzle. Next week look out for some scary Word Searching, boo! More...

Posted 10/28/2014 08:00 PM

Puzzle for October 22, 2014

This week's puzzle challenges you to finish these Catskill triplets. If you succeed, the shaded boxes will remind you of something you'll need to have on hand pretty soon! More...

Posted 10/21/2014 08:00 PM

Puzzles for October 8, 2014

This week's puzzles focus on fiddlers, in honor of this weekend's 21st annual Fiddlers! festival at the Roxbury Arts Group. More...

Posted 10/14/2014 08:00 PM

Puzzle for October 15, 2014

Our puzzle this week focuses on what's left of fall fun, and looks forward to some things we can do once the snow comes . . . More...

Posted 10/14/2014 08:00 PM

Solutions to October 1 Puzzles

Here are your solutions to this week's acrostic and sudoku puzzles... next week it will be time for some "fiddling" around... More...

Posted 10/7/2014 08:00 PM

Solutions to September 17 Puzzles

Here's your solutions to the September 17 puzzles. If your curiosity is whetted by the headlines used in the logic puzzle, I promise the real stories will not disappoint. More...

Posted 9/23/2014 08:00 PM

Puzzles for Sept. 17, 2014

This week's puzzles celebrate the harvest time and treat you to some sensational headlines from other Sept. 17 editions . . . Happy solving! Clues for both puzzles can be found on the classified page of the print edition. More...

Posted 9/16/2014 08:00 PM

Solutions to August 20 Puzzles

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. More...

Posted 8/26/2014 08:00 PM

Solution to August 13 Puzzle

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

Posted 8/19/2014 08:00 PM

Puzzle for August 13, 2014

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. More...

Posted 8/12/2014 08:00 PM

Solutions to August 6 Puzzles

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 . . . More...

Posted 8/5/2014 08:00 PM

Puzzle for July 30, 2014

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! More...

Posted 7/29/2014 08:00 PM