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Mini Crossword: Wednesday

By ESMÉ BLEECKER-ADAMS February 10, 2021
Play The Observer's interactive mini crossword from Volume XLI, Issue 1, February 2021.
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Virtual Valentine’s Day Zoom Backgrounds

By ESMÉ BLEECKER-ADAMS February 9, 2021
Download these virtual backgrounds for Valentine's Day.
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Crossword Issue 20: Hidden Figures

By GRACE GETMAN December 2, 2020
Play The Observer's interactive online crossword puzzle fro Volume XL, Issue 20. Title: Hidden Figures. Powered by PuzzleMe.
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Black Friday Maze

By ESMÉ BLEECKER-ADAMS November 27, 2020
Prepare for the holiday shopping season with this Black Friday maze. Find your way to the center to pick up the gift of your festive dreams.
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Autumn Word Search

By GILLIAN RUSSO October 28, 2020
Can you find them all?
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Crossword Issue 18: Politicalories

By ESMÉ BLEECKER-ADAMS October 28, 2020
Play The Observer's election issue interactive crossword puzzle.
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Apple Orchard Word Search

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...

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Crossword Issue 17: Down to the Funny Bone

By GRACE GETMAN October 14, 2020
Hint: To get in the "spirit" of fun, you might have to be "gravely" serious.
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Ram Libs: Breaking News

By GILLIAN RUSSO September 29, 2020
Get crafty with words and make front page news by filling in the blanks of this story.
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Crossword Issue 16: Fortune’s Fools

By ESMÉ BLEECKER-ADAMS September 29, 2020
Hint: The circled letters (in order) reveal the theme of the puzzle.
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Crossword Issue 15: Off to See Wizardconsin

By ESMÉ BLEECKER-ADAMS September 17, 2020
Play The Observer's interactive crossword puzzle from Issue 15, "Off to See Wizardconsin." Powered by PuzzleMe.