Here is my first ever WORD FILL puzzle! After word searches and number searches, a while ago I started creating number fill-ins (and I also published a book of number fill in puzzles). Now is the time to solve my word fill in puzzle.
I intend to make many more of Word Fill puzzles in the future. And I will never use 2-letter words and all 3-letter words will actually be words or abbreviations of something. I will strive not to repeat 5-letter and longer words. Most of the words will be “legal” scrabble words and some will be names of animals or geographic terms etc. For example, in this particular puzzle I am posting now, the word which you will start solving with is “dermestid” and it represents a type of a beetle. Look it up on the internet if you like.
These crossword-like word puzzles are great for improving your vocabulary. Whether you are an avid scrabble player or you just want to build up a good vocab, solving word fill-ins will surely help. The rules are simple: fill the horizontal and vertical fields in the grid with the words listed. All words must be used and can be used only once. No words other than the ones listed can be used.
This particular puzzle provides you with an easy “in”: there is only one word with 9 letters, hence it must go into the only 9-letter space in the grid. From there, check the words which can or cannot go into certain fields and fill them in accordingly. DO NOT GUESS! Guessing won’t work most of the time and there is absolutely no need to guess when you solve any of my puzzles, not just word fills.
Oh, and one important clarification: fill the grid only with letters A-Z. Punctuation marks shall be skipped. So, for example, the word “Mt. Albert” in this puzzle should be filled in the grid as “MTALBERT”.
Please let me know what you think of this particular Word Fill puzzle and if you would like me to change something in the graphics I used.
Free Word Fill-in puzzle
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PDF Version of this puzzle: Word Fill-in puzzle PDF.
The summer is almost over and the season for new puzzle books is slowly knocking on the door. First book to be published this season is a book of Loco Sudoku puzzles!
I’ve already published one book of loco sudoku, but under the name of multi sudoku. Loco sudoku or multi sudoku puzzles are overlapping sudoku variants where each overlapping grid has its own rules! For example, one grid could be consecutive sudoku, another could be diagonal sudoku, a third grid may be jigsaw sudoku etc. There are numerous combinations of these grids, so they never get too boring! Also, most of the loco sudoku puzzles are laid out in Samurai Sudoku format, except for the few introductory ones.
And best of all… the book is currently discounted by 44% on Barnes&Noble website, so make sure to get it NOW! THE BOOK COSTS JUST $5 at the moment!
Oh… and one more thing: THE BOOK IS SPIRAL BOUND, so it should be very easy to separate the pages if you prefer!
Click on the book cover to get there:
It is also available from Amazon on the following link:
Here we go, folks! At long last, my first eve TRIGONS BOOK has been published and is available on Amazon!
I’ve posted a couple of Trigons so far – in case you missed them, please try them, they are challenging and enjoyable.
The book is printed with one puzzle per page, so there should be enough space for you to jot down the notes. Altogether there are 100 trigons puzzles which are also known under the name trianglons. Some of them come with pointed tips, some without. A vast majority of the puzzles are using digits 0 to 6, but there are other ones as well, up to 0 to 8!
I really have high hopes for this book. I hope you will like it!
You may have noticed the covers of some new sudoku books which I’ve published in the last couple of weeks. I haven’t announced them yet, but one I cannot miss.
It’s a first of its kind – a Sudoku Harakiri book!
After two volume of Super Samurai, I’ve decided to change it a bit and bring you a book with Harakiri Sudoku (or Double Samurai Sudoku) puzzles.
There are more books coming soon, so stay tuned for updates!
My book Cutting-Edge Sudoku is being discounted 44% on Amazon!
If you are new to my puzzles this is the best opportunity to get introduced to some of the sudoku variants I create.
The book includes the following variations of sudoku:
The book is now JUST $5.62 instead of the regular price of $9.95.
DON’T MISS OUT!!!
It’s been more than two years since I made a post tagged “brain teaser“. In the last few days I’ve seen a couple of interesting brain teasers which went viral on the internet, so it enticed me to posting one of them.
When is Cheryl’s birthday?
and it’s from some test. It is another exercise in lateral thinking. Here it goes:
Albert and Bernard just become friends with Cheryl, and they want to know when her birthday is. Cheryl gives them a list of 10 possible dates: May 15, May 16, May 19, June 17, June 18, July 14, July 16, August 14, August 15 and August 17.
Cheryl then separately tells Albert the month of her birthday and Bernard the day of her birthday.
The conversation goes:
Albert: “I don’t know when Cheryl’s birthday is, but I know that Bernard does not know either.”
Bernard: “At first I didn’t know Cheryl’s birthday, but now I know!”
Albert: “Well, then I now also know Cheryl’s birthday!”
And now you know it, too… or do you?
I’m becoming very fond of making Trigons puzzles, so expect lots of them here in the future!
This one I’m posting now is a Trigon puzzle with POINTED TIPS, lonely triangles which share only one side with the rest of the puzzle and the other two sides are not adjacent to any other trigon. In order for this kind of trigons to have a unique solution, there is an extra rule of trigons, which says:
If a trigon shares only one side with the rest of the puzzle, the other two sides of the trigon must be equal, i.e. must be solved using the same number!
Let’s repeat all other rules of Trigons:
The rules of Trigons puzzles
1. For this puzzle, use digits 0 to 6 to solve it.
2. The numbers given in the puzzle represent the sum of the three digits on the sides of the corresponding triangle.
3. Your objective of course is to fill in the numbers on the sides so that they add up to the given sum for that trigon (triangle).
4. Numbers CAN BE REPEATED in any triangle.
5. Each sum combination MUST BE USED EXACTLY ONCE! All triangle sum combinations are given below the grid so when you use one, cross it off.
I’m still working on determining the difficulty of each trigons puzzle, so I still won’t say how difficult this one is – I want to hear from you whether you find it difficult or not. I think it’s a bit easier than the first one.
Free Trigons Puzzle with pointed tips – difficulty UNKNOWN
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