We post solutions to each puzzle here the week after they are printed. A print quality PDF of each week's puzzle is attached to each week's puzzle edition.

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.

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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. Dedicated puzzle solvers should let me know at graphics@catskillmountainnews.com what type of puzzles are your favorites. Since the number of "hard core" solvers is probably very small, why shouldn't you have your druthers!

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. You may find that you can figure out words in the poem, which will give you some letters to fill into the clues.

Solutions to Nov. 19 Puzzle


Our hunting acrostic I discovered was missing one clue! Due to that "misfire" I have supplied a solution with all the answers filled in except that one, with the missing clue (43 Down) supplied: A term for a young, “knuckle headed” buck whose antlers have just sprouted.”

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. Might be best this week to work off the real newspaper page, but I have attached a letter-size PDF for printouts. No additional "hints" on this one – it's all about your hunting know-how.