Puzzles for July 2020

30 June, 2020


The crossword puzzle this month has been compiled by a  Skeptic casting a somewhat bemused eye over events of the last few months. You’ll find it HERE and also near the top of the PUZZLES PAGE, along with July’s Picture Puzzles, Mixed Bag Questions and Logic & Maths Puzzles.

In May, we started an additional collection of sets of “special puzzles” of various kinds to help those of you who are stuck at home to pass the time. You’ll find that growing collection of .pdfs on the Puzzles Page if you scroll down past the July puzzles. Enjoy, and stay safe.

 


Puzzles for March 2020

29 February, 2020

Newly situated at the top of the PUZZLES PAGE are another seven picture puzzles, twenty “Mixed Bag” Questions (trivia / general knowledge, a Crossword Puzzle prompted by the practice of osteopathy, and a set of Logic & Maths questions.

If you continue to scroll down, (by-passing our special Darwin Day Crossword) you’ll see a similar set of puzzles for February, then for January.

Puzzles from January 2018 to December 2019 now make up Puzzles Archives 8

Enjoy!

Archived puzzles:

https://vicskeptics.wordpress.com/puzzles/puzzles-archives/


Puzzles for February 2020

31 January, 2020

More Picture Puzzles, Mixed Bag questions, a Crossword about Roman Mythology and a set of Logic Problems (with solutions) are at the top of the PUZZLES PAGE .

Puzzles from January 2018 to December 2019 have been removed to form Puzzles Archives 8

 

Archived puzzles:

https://vicskeptics.wordpress.com/puzzles/puzzles-archives/


Puzzles for January 2020

31 December, 2019

The box at left contains eight bonus puzzles: each decodes to a word or a phrase. The answers are HERE

Otherwise, for the month of January 2019 we’ve put the usual Picture Puzzles, Mixed Bag questions, a Crossword about Greek Mythology and a set of Logic Problems with solutions at the top of the PUZZLES PAGE . Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

Archived puzzles:

https://vicskeptics.wordpress.com/puzzles/puzzles-archives/


Bonus Puzzles

17 December, 2019

To  help you tide over the holiday season, here are two offerings:

Dec 2019 bonus puzzles

This is an 11 page compendium of twenty puzzles of various kinds, with answers supplied.

113 January 2020 xword Skepticon

This is the crossword puzzle designed for the Skepticon 2019 booklet, with one important difference – this one has the correct clues!

It’s based on the names of the presenters and announcers at Skepticon.

Enjoy!


Puzzles for December

30 November, 2019

For the month of December 2019 at the top of the PUZZLES PAGE we’ve placed seven new Picture Puzzles, a set of Mixed Bag questions, a crossword themed to General Skeptical Issues and a set of Logic Problems with solutions. In other words, business as usual. Enjoy!

Archived puzzles:

https://vicskeptics.wordpress.com/puzzles/puzzles-archives/


Puzzles for November 2019

31 October, 2019

This month the theme of the crossword is Cults & Sects..

Fresh Picture Puzzles,  “Mixed Bag” questions and Logic and Maths Puzzles are at the top of the PUZZLES PAGE.
 
 
 
 
 
Older Puzzles:

https://vicskeptics.wordpress.com/puzzles/puzzles-archives/

Enjoy!


Puzzles for October 2019

30 September, 2019

This October we continue the theme of Logical Fallacies for the monthly crossword, with Logical Fallacies #7.

Here are the links to our previous Logical Fallacies Crosswords.

23 Crossword July 2012 Logical Fallacies 1

37 Crossword September2013 Logical Fallacies 2  (with both standard and cryptic sets of clues)

38 Crossword October 2013 (logical fallacies 3) (with both standard and cryptic sets of clues)

54 Crossword February 2015 logical fallacies 4 (with both standard and cryptic sets of clues)

74 Crossword October 2016 Logical Fallacies 5 (with both standard and cryptic sets of clues)

109 September 2019 Crossword Logical Fallacies 6

with the usual Picture Puzzles,  “Mixed Bag” questions and Logic and Maths Puzzles at the top of the PUZZLES PAGE.

Older Puzzles:

https://vicskeptics.wordpress.com/puzzles/puzzles-archives/

Enjoy!


Puzzles for September 2019

31 August, 2019

This September we return to the theme of Logical Fallacies as the basis of the monthly crossword. This month it’s Logical Fallacies #6, and Logical Fallacies #7 will follow in October.

Here are the links to our previous Logical Fallacies Crosswords.

23 Crossword July 2012 Logical Fallacies 1

37 Crossword September2013 Logical Fallacies 2  (with both standard and cryptic sets of clues)

38 Crossword October 2013 (logical fallacies 3) (with both standard and cryptic sets of clues)

54 Crossword February 2015 logical fallacies 4 (with both standard and cryptic sets of clues)

74 Crossword October 2016 Logical Fallacies 5 (with both standard and cryptic sets of clues)

September’s Picture Puzzles,  “Mixed Bag” questions and Logic and Maths Puzzles are also there at the top of the PUZZLES PAGE.

Older Puzzles:

https://vicskeptics.wordpress.com/puzzles/puzzles-archives/

Enjoy!


Puzzles for August 2019

31 July, 2019

For the month of August there’s a new set of Picture Puzzles,  some “Mixed Bag” trivia type questions, a Skeptical Crossword and some  Logic and Maths Puzzles with solutions, all on the PUZZLES PAGE.

Hundreds of earlier puzzles can be found by scrolling down the Puzzles Page or delving into the archives:

https://vicskeptics.wordpress.com/puzzles/puzzles-archives/

Enjoy!


Puzzles for July 2019

30 June, 2019

This month’s Skeptical Crossword is about Religion. You’ll also encounter a new set of Picture Puzzles,  some “Mixed Bag” trivia type questions and  Logic and Maths Puzzles with solutions.

All on the PUZZLES PAGE.

Earlier puzzles can be found by scrolling down the Puzzles Page or delving into the archives:

https://vicskeptics.wordpress.com/puzzles/puzzles-archives/

Enjoy!


Puzzles for June 2019

31 May, 2019

This month’s puzzles comprise the usual rebus-type Picture Puzzles, “Mixed Bag” triva type questions that get progressively harder, a Skeptical Crossword about Astrology with a set of standard and cryptic clues, and ten Logic and Maths Puzzles with in-depth solutions.

All on the PUZZLES PAGE.

Enjoy!


May 2019 Puzzles

30 April, 2019

Head to the PUZZLES PAGE for May’s aliquot of puzzlement.

The usual seven Picture Puzzles are either quaintly bemusing or the product of a deranged mind……….. It depends on your individual point of view.

The  Skeptical Crossword is, (with just a hint of sarcasm) entitled Wellness! and comes with a set of standard and cryptic clues.

with twenty “Mixed Bag” triva type questions that get progressively harder.

and ten Logic and Maths Puzzles with in-depth solutions.

Enjoy!


April 2019 Puzzles

31 March, 2019

This month we lead off the PUZZLES PAGE with a special bonus set of Word puzzles called “Crossword Clues”, followed by the usual monthly Picture Puzzles, Mixed Bag Questions, Skeptical Crossword, and Logic & Maths Puzzles.

The Skeptical Crossword is our largest ever, is themed to General Skeptical Issues and comes with a set of standard and cryptic clues.

The current PUZZLES PAGE contains all the monthly puzzles since January 2018. Hundreds of earlier puzzles, going back to 2010 can be found at:

https://vicskeptics.wordpress.com/puzzles/puzzles-archives/

Enjoy!


March 2019 Puzzles

28 February, 2019

New rebus-type Picture Puzzles are on the  PUZZLES PAGE.

So is a link to March’s Skeptical Crossword, which is all about Predicting the Future.

You’ll also find links to 20 new Mixed Bag Questions (Trivia / General Knowledge), divided somewhat arbitrarily into “easy”and “hard”;

and 10 Logic & Maths Puzzles (complete with step-by-step solutions for the perplexed)

Scroll down the Puzzles Page for monthly puzzles going back to January 2018

Hundreds of earlier puzzles, going back to 2010 can be found at:

https://vicskeptics.wordpress.com/puzzles/puzzles-archives/

Enjoy!