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#1 buddy215

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 08:39 AM

I love crossword puzzles.
Recently Universal has changed their puzzle and it now comes with a musical background and new graphics.
It is "moody" so you may find yourself nodding off while it is playing. So finish it quickly.

Another find was the Wall Street Journal puzzle. I don't know when it became available online but it is now available. A usually very challenging puzzle. You can play on line or print it out.

I started doing crosswords many years ago after it was suggested it was a good way to keep one's brain from turning to mush. It was also suggested at the time that it was best to be sober. So I quit consuming alcohol and started puzzling and you know what--I can still tell you what day it is and hangovers are a thing of the past. Possibly the only downside was the layoff of a couple of bartenders. I feel no guilt, though.

Universal Crossword link--http://www.uclick.com/client/sut/fcx/

WSJ link--- http://online.wsj.com/edition/resources/ap...le-current.html

USA crossword link--- http://puzzles.usatoday.com/

I use Firefox3 with the NoScript and Adblock Plus addons and view the puzzles without seeing all the ads.

Edited by buddy215, 04 December 2008 - 09:03 AM.

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 09:16 PM

Wahoooo!! Good for you, buddy!

The cross word puzzle links are great - now, if only I could figure out how to take them to bed with me (without having to buy a laptop)! Thanks so much!
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Posted 05 December 2008 - 10:39 AM

They can be printed. WSJ usually takes a while, so I do print that one. If the music gets too much, you can shut it off in options.
Have you ever attempted the New York Times Sunday Puzzle? Now there is a real challenge. I rarely complete that one.

“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss

A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”


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Posted 05 December 2008 - 11:26 AM

Yes, that pesky New York Times puzzle on Sundays often has me ready to pull my hair out - huge grin! I was buying their crossword puzzle book for the longest time and then decided I must be a masochist :thumbsup: - finally found different ones that are still a challenge but without the mental agony involved.

But these sites are great and, as you said, I can simply print them off - thanks again for being so kind in sharing the sites, buddy!
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While outer events might make one happy or sad, happiness itself is entirely internal, and at all times completely within one's power.




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