Puzzles

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 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 . . .


Puzzles for July 23, 2014

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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. Sharpen those pencils!


Solutions to July 16 Puzzles

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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.


Puzzles: July 16, 2014

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Our puzzles this week challenge you to remember some Catskills' occupations and industries that are no more or are very rarely practiced any more. And our cryptogram is from an early 20th century writer who has an invigorating account of his "tramping" through our neck of the woods, I encourage you to solve it so you can discover more of his wonderful account of our region. As always a printable PDF version is attached that you can download.