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Puzzling

#1 Post by Scruluce » 04 Mar 2019, 08:22

My local paper has a running crossword contest with ambiguous solutions.
I'm recruiting any interested parties in helping me solve these puzzles.

Here is the most recent example (puzzle, and solution):
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There are always 1-2 freebies, while the remaining prompts have an either/or answer using the provided words.

New puzzles are published on Sundays, with solutions given on Saturdays. I have to submit by Wednesday or Thursday to get my entry submitted in time.
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Re: Puzzling

#2 Post by Scruluce » 04 Mar 2019, 08:43

Here is the puzzle for the week of March 3rd:
3.3 puzzle.PNG
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5. CAPTION or CAUTION
6. GALE or GAME
8. AGE or ALE
10. SHOT or SPOT
12. AIM or ARM
14. REPORT or RETORT
16. CONFUSE or CONFUTE
17. BIN
18. SHOWMAN or SNOWMAN
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1. MARS or WARS
2. COUNT or MOUNT
3. GAPE or GAZE
4. DECKS or DESKS
7. MARKED or MARRED
9. ORATIONS or OVATIONS
10. SAME or SOME
11. LONE or LONG
13. GRANUM
15. TIMING or TIRING
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Re: Puzzling

#3 Post by Scruluce » 05 Mar 2019, 23:08

Bueller? Bueller?
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Re: Puzzling

#4 Post by JJ » 11 Mar 2019, 09:10

I'll go with:
Spoiler
5. CAUTION
6. GAME
8. AGE
10. SHOT
12. ARM
14. RETORT
16. CONFUSE
17. BIN
18. SHOWMAN

1. MARS
2. MOUNT
3. GAPE
4. DESKS
7. MARRED
9. OVATIONS
10. SOME
11. LONG
13. GRANUM
15. TIMING
La la la la la.

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Re: Puzzling

#5 Post by Scruluce » 11 Mar 2019, 09:28

Solutions were published on Saturday. They cancelled the weekly contest, so there's that.
I had a lot of the same answers you did, we were both at least half wrong.
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