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Crosswords
Crossword puzzles take the form of a square grid of black and white squares. The goal of this word puzzle is to fill the white squares with letters, forming words or phrases, by solving clues which lead to the answers. (HARTFORD COURANT)
Crossword puzzles take the form of a square grid of black and white squares. The goal of this word puzzle is to fill the white squares with letters, forming words or phrases, by solving clues which lead to the answers. (HARTFORD COURANT) « Show less

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  • Go Away With ... Ken Burns

    Go Away With ... Ken Burns
    Famous for his documentaries "The Civil War," "Mark Twain" and "Baseball," among others, filmmaker Ken Burns has a new film ready to roll out in 2014: "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History." Featuring Meryl Streep, Paul Giamatti and Edward Herrmann lending...
  • Life On The Grid: Celebrating 100 Years Of Crossword Puzzles

    Life On The Grid: Celebrating 100 Years Of Crossword Puzzles
    At the age of 6, Merl Reagle could spell the names of every kid in his first-grade class. For some reason, he still doesn't know why, he started linking them together. "Maybe somebody gave me a piece of graph paper. I don't know," Reagle said. "I was...
  • News briefs: Read a book, preserve your memory

    Don't underestimate the value of everyday activities such as reading and writing. They may be enough to help you preserve your memory. A study published July 3, 2013, in the online edition of Neurology found that people who participated in mentally...
  • Hey, airlines! Have I got a fee for you

    This past week, Southwest, which likes to brag about being the "no-fee" airline, announced a new fee: You can pay $40 to board the plane sooner. This is separate from the $10 you can pay for early check-in or the higher-priced "business select" fare,...
  • Eva Loraine Taylor, 78

    Eva Loraine Taylor, 78
    Eva Loraine Privette Taylor, 78, of Junction City, formerly of Stanford, passed away  Monday Aug. 5.   Born March 8, 1935, in Lincoln County, Eva was a daughter of the late Virgil and Minnie Owens Privette. She was a member of Faith Temple Pentecostal...
  • Crossword comment

     
    Today's online crossword puzzle violates what I should think would be the first rule of Monday (at least) puzzles: One across should be easy, so easy that it lures you into the puzzle. Here's the clue: "Abbr. on old Eurasian......
  • Barbara Mae Schnoebelen January 4, 1930 - August 8, 2013

    Barbara Mae Schnoebelen January 4, 1930 - August 8, 2013
    Barbara Mae Schnoebelen, aged 83, died peacefully on August 8, 2013 at her home of 53 years, in Burbank California, after a struggle with multiple organ failure. She was born January 4, 1930, in Chicago, Illinois; the daughter of Murray and Fannette...
  • On whom should 'The Simpsons' pull the RIP cord?

     
    An earlier blog post repurposed for the Sunday print column "The Simpsons" producer Al Jean recently announced plans to kill off one of the animated series' regular characters later this season — the 25th — or early next season. He......
  • Omarr's daily astrological forecast

    BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Larry Miller was born in Valley Stream, Long Island, N.Y., today in 1953. This birthday guy is probably best known for playing the role of Walter Stratford, both in the 1999 movie "10 Things I Hate About You" and the short-lived 2010...
  • I am just on today, or is the Wednesday crossword unusually easy?

     
    The Trib's Wednesday online crossword puzzle usually takes me at least 13 minutes to finish (I give up at 15 minutes, as there is only so much time I want to devote to idle brain warmup exercises). Today I finished......
  • Take time to find the right fit when choosing a long-term care facility

    About 10 years ago, when Donna Braley was 79, her family started to notice that she was having trouble doing the things she'd always loved to do -- crocheting, cooking, doing crossword puzzles. Because her children lived in different states, it took a...
  • The Clue Is 'Centennial'

    When it comes to rewarding distraction — we would never suggest it was a waste of time — there's nothing quite like grabbing the crossword puzzle, retreating to a comfortable chair and battling it out with Mr. Shortz, Mr. Reagle or whoever...