Solutions to July 16 Puzzles

Click below to see the solutions to this week's Word Jumble (lost occupations of the Catskills) and our cryptogram, a quote about the Catskills from the eloquent hiker, Morris Longstreth. More...

Posted 7/22/2014 07:00 PM

Solutions to July 9 Puzzles

As usual, I'm a day late and a dollar short getting these solutions posted. I thought that Pinwheel Puzzle was pretty tough. Next week we'll relax with an easy cryptogram and a Word Jumble as always. More...

Posted 7/15/2014 07:00 PM

Solutions to July 2 Puzzles

Here are the Solutions to our Puzzles celebrating July 4 and our new "Cat-skill-gories" puzzle. Next week we will also have a "new" type of puzzle, so be sure to check in! More...

Posted 7/8/2014 07:00 PM

Puzzles: July 9, 2014

I thought we'd try another new puzzle — a different kind of word search — this week. Our jumble celebrates National Ice Cream Month with a mouthful of flavors. More...

Posted 7/8/2014 07:00 PM

Solutions to Puzzles of June 18, 2014

Once again, I'm late to post solutions to the Puzzles section! What's my excuse this time, you ask? This week, I'm pleading graduation, which for newspaper folks means collecting pictures of graduates and laying out congratulatory messages. More...

Posted 6/24/2014 07:00 PM

Solutions to June 4, 2014 Puzzles

My apologies for late posting of solutions; I have been living in a "non-cyber" space for much of this week; what a reminder of the good old days, when we all worked puzzles with a pencil with a good eraser! More...

Posted 6/10/2014 07:00 PM

Solutions to June 11, 2014

Here's the solutions to our Father's Day edition puzzles, with a nod to historic sites featured in the Headwaters History Days weekend. More...

Posted 6/10/2014 07:00 PM

Puzzles: June 4, 2014

Puzzles for this week celebrate summer time places in our area and couples that united well-known families in their early 20th-century weddings. A PDF is also attached if you'd like to use a printout. Happy solving! More...

Posted 6/3/2014 07:00 PM

Solutions to May 28, 2014 Puzzles

Here's the solutions to our first acrostic and our first Sudoku, which also challenged you to rearrange the letters used (repeating one letter) to spell the name of some prickly Catskills critters. Click below to see the solution. More...

Posted 5/27/2014 07:00 PM

Solutions to May 14, 2014 Puzzles

Here's the solutions to our puzzles of May 14, the word jumble made you do some birdwatching, while the logic puzzle celebrated some of our homegrown characters. More...

Posted 5/20/2014 07:00 PM

Puzzles: May 14, 2014

This week's Word Jumble invites your eye skyward while our Logic Puzzle is very down to earth — it's about home folks. More...

Posted 5/13/2014 07:00 PM

Solution to April 23 Puzzle

Click below for the solution to last week's word jumble. Hope you got your taxes done on time! More...

Posted 5/6/2014 07:00 PM

Solutions to April 30 Puzzles

Here's the solution to last week's puzzles, with a Word Jumble still celebrating spring and gardens, and a logic puzzle that featured several of our local villages. More...

Posted 5/6/2014 07:00 PM

Puzzle: April 23, 2014

There is only one puzzle this week, a Word Jumble featuring all things "April." That's not because I've gotten lazy, but because there was no room in the print edition for the Logic Puzzle, which features four of our townships... More...

Posted 4/22/2014 07:00 PM

Solutions to April 9 Puzzles

Here's the solutions to the April 9 Puzzles, in which we "waded" into fishy waters and enjoyed a great 19th century quote that coronates the "prince" of fishes. More...

Posted 4/15/2014 07:00 PM

Puzzles for April 9, 2014

This week's puzzles are mighty fishy! A word jumble tests your knowledge of fishing terms; and our encrypted quote this week is high praise for the celebrity of opening day. More...

Posted 4/8/2014 07:00 PM

Puzzles for April 2, 2014

It’s time for spring—in fact, it’s past time! Our word jumble this week celebrates outdoor pleasures and our logic puzzle features the restored fire towers of our region — all of them make great hikes and offer amazing views. More...

Posted 4/1/2014 07:00 PM

Solutions to March 19 Puzzles

Since this was the debut of "logic puzzles" I have posted a pretty thorough step-by-step solution. If anyone out there is actually working the logic puzzles, please let me know if you find them too easy or too difficult: I can adjust accordingly! More...

Posted 3/25/2014 07:00 PM

Puzzles for March 19, 2014

This week we introduce a new puzzle for us, a logic puzzle, along with our usual word jumble. I included some tips on how to solve a logic puzzle. This one is fairly easy and is a good starter puzzle if you have never solved one before. More...

Posted 3/18/2014 07:00 PM

Puzzles for March 12, 2014

Did you know this is Brain Awareness Week? Science has shown that working puzzles helps keep you sharp for the more serious challenges in life. More...

Posted 3/11/2014 07:00 PM

March 5 2014 Puzzles

Our puzzles are created exclusively for the News with Catskills-related terms and place names. As always solutions will be posted here on our website one week after publication. Happy Solving! More...

Posted 3/4/2014 07:00 PM

February 19, 2014 Puzzle

Cryptograms are simple substitution puzzles, in which one letter of the alphabet stands for another. For example, if “ZKT” were the code for the word “AND,”?then every Z in the puzzle would stand for A. More...

Posted 2/25/2014 07:00 PM

Solutions to February 19 Puzzles

Here you will find solutions to our puzzles, posted one week after their print publication. And as they say at the movies, "Spoiler Alert!" More...

Posted 2/25/2014 07:00 PM

Puzzles for July 23, 2014

Our puzzles this week once again focus on summer time sights, as well as some interesting headlines that happened in Julys long ago. As always a PDF is attached to print out, and clues can be found on the classified page of the print edition. More...

Posted 7/22/2014 07:00 PM

Puzzles: July 16, 2014

Our puzzles this week challenge you to remember some Catskills' occupations and industries that are no more or are very rarely practiced any more. More...

Posted 7/15/2014 07:00 PM

Puzzles of July 2, 2014

Here's our July 2 Puzzles, which didn't post in a timely fashion last week for some reason. They celebrate July 4th and introduce a new "sorting" puzzle. Enjoy! More...

Posted 7/8/2014 07:00 PM

Solutions to June 25 Puzzles

Click here for solutions to our June 25 Puzzles, which put the spotlight on graduation week . . . More...

Posted 7/1/2014 07:00 PM

Puzzles: June 25, 2014

Our puzzles this week are all about — what else — graduates. I'll post a solution here later on Wednesday. In the meantime, sharpen those pencils. A PDF to print out is attached below. More...

Posted 6/24/2014 07:00 PM

Puzzles: June 18, 2014

Puzzles for this week celebrate former summer camps of the Catskills and some of our — and John Burroughs' — feathered friends. I am hoping to feature some summer camps in an archive column before summer is just a memory. Happy Solving! More...

Posted 6/17/2014 07:00 PM

Puzzles for June 11, 2014

This week's puzzles will supply you with some Father's Day gift ideas and some information on some of the historic sites that took part in Headwaters History Days this past weekend. More...

Posted 6/10/2014 07:00 PM

Puzzles: May 28, 2014

Please note: the first across clue in this week's puzzle in the print edition is one letter too long at the end. The puzzle posted here is correct! Sorry for the confusion. More...

Posted 5/27/2014 07:00 PM

Solutions to the Puzzles of May 7, 2014

Solutions to last week's puzzles were delayed a bit this week as the News staff goes into crunch time for this year's Summer Vacation Guide — bigger and better than ever! Solutions to this week's puzzles will be posted tomorrow! More...

Posted 5/20/2014 07:00 PM

Puzzles of May 21, 2014

This week's puzzles are about treats of summertime and a quote that you may recognize from last week's edition... solutions will be posted right here, anon! More...

Posted 5/20/2014 07:00 PM

Solutions to Puzzles of May 21, 2014

Here's the solutions to this week's puzzles . . . if you are stumped, don't peek until you check out the hints on our print edition's classified page, they can get you going on to a solution on your own. More...

Posted 5/20/2014 07:00 PM

Puzzles for April 30, 2014

Two puzzles this week, one a reminder of spring, however delayed it may be! And a logic puzzle about four of our local townships. Happy Solving! More...

Posted 5/6/2014 07:00 PM

Puzzles: May 7, 2014

This week's puzzles looks at the "invaders" of springtime -- those pesky weeds! And our logic puzzle features some of the hotels of the Catskills lost to fires, in honor of the Rexmere in Stamford, which we just lost last month. More...

Posted 5/6/2014 07:00 PM

Solutions to April 16 Puzzles

Here's the solutions to the April 16 Word Jumble and Logic Puzzles. Always feel free to email me at graphics@catskillmountainnews.com if you have questions or need clarification on any puzzle. More...

Posted 4/22/2014 07:00 PM

Puzzles: April 16, 2014

This week our jumbled words will help you "branch out" your knowledge of Catskill forests and our logic puzzle features the reservoirs in our area — it has an easy solving level to help those of you who've never tried one before. More...

Posted 4/15/2014 07:00 PM

Solutions to April 2 Puzzles

This week's puzzles celebrated outdoor spring activities (maybe a little prematurely) and the six restored fire towers in our region, which all make excellent hikes and afford amazing views to those sans vertigo! Happy solving! More...

Posted 4/8/2014 07:00 PM

Solutions to March 26 Puzzles

Fill free to visit this page even if you don't work the puzzles, you'll learn fun facts about our region. More...

Posted 4/1/2014 07:00 PM

Puzzles for March 26, 2014

This week's jumble highlights the opening of baseball season, so maybe even Brian Sweeney will want to solve it! And solving our logic puzzle will also teach you some things about famous Catskills artists. More...

Posted 3/25/2014 07:00 PM

Solutions to March 12 Puzzles

Click below to see the solutions to last week's puzzles. They certainly had a strong whiff of "down on the farm!" More...

Posted 3/18/2014 07:00 PM

Solutions to March 5 Puzzles

Click below to see the solutions to last week's puzzles. One note: it's hard to make all the word search terms stand out when they overlap so much. More...

Posted 3/11/2014 07:00 PM

Solutions to February 26 puzzles

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. More...

Posted 3/4/2014 07:00 PM

Feb. 26 2014 Puzzles

Puzzle instructions below. This week our crytopgram quote is not from a person, but it is about a Catskills point of pride. If you’re really stumped you’ll always find a hint on the classified page of our print edition. More...

Posted 2/25/2014 07:00 PM