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February 16, 2010

Puzzling over the Winter Olympics

OK, admittedly I have not been doing much editing lately. Watching cross-country snowboard races and short-track speed skating, even on TV, is not simply distracting, its hypnotic.

So for those few of you out there who are following the events, here is a puzzle to keep you occupied during those long commercial breaks.

http://theotherpages.org/puzzles/vancouver_puzzle.html

And yes, there is a link to the solution at the bottom of the page.

--Steve

September 02, 2007

OK, One Last Diversion

I'm not certain why three always seems to be an appropriate number for certain things. I suspect Tony Shaloub would say it is never appropriate.

 Anyway, here is the third and final crossword puzzle. On a scale of 1(easy) to 10(tough), this one would be about a 7.

 Click HERE to download the puzzle as a GIF image. This should print OK in portrait mode.

 Send me an e-mail if you like it, or if you are in desperate need of the solution key. 

--Steve

September 01, 2007

Puzzling Update

 To start off September, here is another, more challenging crossword, also based on poets and their works. Once again, the answers to everything can be found at Poets' Corner.  On a scale of 1(easy) to 10(tough), this one d be about a 6.

 Click HERE to download the puzzle as a GIF image. This should print OK in portrait mode.

 Send me an e-mail if you like it, or if you are in desperate need of the solution key. 

--Steve

August 28, 2007

Puzzling News

OK, since there was such an overwhelming reponse to the last puzzles (well, not really) I decided to attempt another. Here is a brief crossword puzzle based on reasonably familiar poets and their significant works. If you don't know an answer, a little searching at Poets' Corner should find everything - a little digging may be required. Ona scale of 1(easy) to 10(tough), this one should be about a 3.

 Click HERE to download the puzzle as a GIF image. This should print OK in portrait mode.

 Send me an e-mail if you like it, or if you are indesperate need of the solution key.

 I'll work on some tougher ones when I get a chance.

--Steve

 

August 08, 2007

Poetry for Waiting in Line

OK, so it's been a long hot summer. Blame it on global warming, the Butterfly Effect, an abundance of political hot air from the multitude of presidential candidates, or as my father often said, "the drift of the earth through the ether".

Maybe you're waiting in line at the airport trying to get home, or having some other "are we there yet" moment. Maybe you just cant wait for school to start again. In any case, you may have some snippets of time on your hands. Unfortunately, being as summer is viewed more as a reading than a writing season, I've not been getting much writing done.

However, I have been puzzling. Here are links for three Word Search puzzles, created with a little help from a nicely done program available at discovery.com. All are on the subject of Poetry. The first one is a collection of poetic terms, categories and descriptions. Numbers two and three are collections of Poets and either Titles or First Lines. All are fairly hard, and should keep you busy for a while. Yes, I solved them myself and they are all complete. Words, names, and phrases can start in any location and head in any compass direction. Some letters may be part of two or even three words. Some are just taking up space.

All files are Acrobat .PDF documents, easily downloaded and printed. have fun.   --Steve

http://theotherpages.org/other/wordsearch1.pdf

http://theotherpages.org/other/wordsearch2.pdf

http://theotherpages.org/other/wordsearch3.pdf