The Observer

Autumn Word Search

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By GILLIAN RUSSO

October 28, 2020

Can you find them all?

Crossword: Politicalories

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By ESMÉ BLEECKER-ADAMS

October 28, 2020

Play The Observer's election issue interactive crossword puzzle.

Apple Orchard Word Search

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By GILLIAN RUSSO

October 18, 2020

Find the names of New York orchards in this grid, and you might just find your next apple-picking destination. Check out Issue 17 of The Observer on Issuu for an advanced version of this puzzle with an extra twist. FEATURED PHOTO BY COURTNEY BROGLE/THE OBSERVER #mc_embed_signup{backgr...

Crossword Issue 17: Down to the Funny Bone

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By GRACE GETMAN

October 14, 2020

Hint: To get in the "spirit" of fun, you might have to be "gravely" serious.

Ram Libs: Breaking News

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By GILLIAN RUSSO

September 29, 2020

Get crafty with words and make front page news by filling in the blanks of this story.

Crossword Issue 16: Fortune’s Fools

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By ESMÉ BLEECKER-ADAMS

September 29, 2020

Hint: The circled letters (in order) reveal the theme of the puzzle.

Crossword Issue 15: Off to See Wizardconsin

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By ESMÉ BLEECKER-ADAMS

September 17, 2020

Play The Observer's interactive crossword puzzle from Issue 15, "Off to See Wizardconsin." Powered by PuzzleMe.

Crossword Issue 13: Great Divides

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By JILL RICE

July 29, 2020

Play the Issue 13 crossword here.

Crossword Issue 13: On the House

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By ESMÉ BLEECKER-ADAMS

July 29, 2020

Play the Issue 13 crossword here.

Crossword Issue 12: Crossed Linens

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By ESMÉ BLEECKER-ADAMS

July 7, 2020

Play the Issue 12 crossword here.

Boxed Out

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By ESMÉ BLEECKER-ADAMS

June 16, 2020

The modern mainstream crossword puzzle has an extensive record of excluding the voices of people of color, women and the LGBTQ community.