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Crossword Issue 17: Down to the Funny Bone

October 14, 2020

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

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Crossword Issue 16: Fortune’s Fools

September 29, 2020

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

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Mini Crossword: Vice Versa

September 22, 2020

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Crossword Issue 15: Off to See Wizardconsin

September 17, 2020

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

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Crossword Issue 13: Great Divides

July 29, 2020

Play the Issue 13 crossword here.

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Crossword Issue 13: On the House

July 29, 2020

Play the Issue 13 crossword here.

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Crossword Issue 12: Crossed Linens

July 7, 2020

Play the Issue 12 crossword here.

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Boxed Out

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.

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Crossword Issue 10: Make or Break

May 13, 2020

Play the Issue 10 crossword puzzle here.

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Crossword Issue 9: Food for Thought

April 28, 2020

Digest some food and cooking puns in this issue's crossword.

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Crossword Issue 8: No Man’s Land

April 21, 2020

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Crossword Issue 7: Iquids

April 15, 2020

Play the Issue 7 crossword here. Hint: Take an L.