Relive the election with this puzzle Commentary

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Relive the election with this puzzle Commentary

As is the custom of the last few holiday seasons, I am pleased to present a puzzle. This year’s challenge, “Scrabble-Cross,” is election-themed and is similar in format to one I constructed four years ago. It requires you to fit the 12 words in the grid as you would on a Scrabble board.

Since the grid is blank, discovering the outline of the words is up to you, but the words all read from left to right or from top to bottom. All the letters are contained within the rectangle and no more than one letter will occupy each space. Like in Scrabble, not every square will contain a letter. One word, COURIC, is placed to start you off. There is only one correct solution to this puzzle. It’s not as difficult as it may appear once you discover a big secret. (Hint: Start with Joe the Plumber.)

When you are finished, the letters in the five squares below the grid can be arranged to discover what my wife, Janie, and I wish you for this holiday season. If you need assistance find me at the e-mail address below.


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