Puzzles

January 2021 Picture Puzzles

Each of the following seven puzzles decodes to a word, phrase, song title, book, or film.

ANSWERS


January 2021 “Mixed Bag” Questions

01 January 2021 Mixed Bag Set

20 Trivia / General Knowledge questions with answers.


January 2021 Skeptical Crossword

 “2020 – THE YEAR IN REVIEW”

127 Jan 2021 2020 in review


January 2021 Logic & Maths Puzzles

Logic and Maths Puzzles 102 jan 2021

Puzzles of various levels of difficulty, with detailed solutions.




December 2020 Picture Puzzles

Each of the following seven puzzles decodes to a word, phrase, song title, book, or film.

(HINT: For this month,  numbers 3 and 4 are film titles, numbers 5 and 6 are song titles)

ANSWERS


December 2020 “Mixed Bag” Questions

December 2020 Mixed Bag Set

20 Trivia / General Knowledge questions with answers.


December 2020 Skeptical Crossword

 “FAMOUS SKEPTICS (3)”

126 December 2020 Famous Skeptics (3)

This is a belated follow-up to our earlier Famous Skeptics Crosswords published  in December 2014:

December 2014 SKEPTICAL CROSSWORD PUZZLE

and in July 2016:

July 2016 Skeptical Crossword

Of the twenty-three people featured in this month’s crossword, all but one are different to the twenty-six skeptics of the 2016 crossword. That common link, fittingly, is James Randi.


December 2020 Logic & Maths Puzzles

Logic and Maths Puzzles 101 dec 2020

Puzzles of various levels of difficulty, with detailed solutions.




November 2020 Picture Puzzles

Each of the following seven puzzles decodes to a word, phrase, song title, book, or film.

ANSWERS


November 2020 “Mixed Bag” Questions

November 2020 Mixed Bag Set

20 Trivia / General Knowledge questions with answers.


November 2020 Skeptical Crossword

 “JOB TITLES and DESCRIPTIONS”

125 November 2020 xword job titles etc


November 2020 Logic & Maths Puzzles

Logic and Maths Puzzles 100 nov 2020

Our 100th set of Ten Logic & Maths Puzzles!

Puzzles of various levels of difficulty, with detailed solutions.


October 2020 Picture Puzzles

Each of the following seven puzzles decodes to a word, phrase, song title, book, or film.

ANSWERS


October 2020 “Mixed Bag” Questions

October 2020 Mixed Bag Set

20 Trivia / General Knowledge questions with answers.


October 2020 Skeptical Crossword

 “GENERAL SKEPTICAL ISSUES”

124 October 2020 xword genskep


October 2020 Logic & Maths Puzzles

Logic and Maths Puzzles 99 oct 2020

Ten Logic and/or Maths puzzles of various levels of difficulty, with detailed solutions.


ADDITIONAL PUZZLES & DIVERSIONS – SEPTEMBER PUZZLES

September 2020 Special Number 1a (Picture Puzzles)
September 2020 Special Number 1b (Picture Puzzles) Answers

September 2020 Special Number 2a (Picture Puzzles)
September 2020 Special Number 2b (Picture Puzzles) Answers

September 2020 Special Number 3a (Picture Puzzles)
September 2020 Special Number 3b (Picture Puzzles) Answers

September 2020 Special Number 4a (Picture Puzzles)
September 2020 Special Number 4b (Picture Puzzles) Answers

September 2020 Special Number 5a (Picture Puzzles)
September 2020 Special Number 5b (Picture Puzzles) Answers

September 2020 Special Number 6 (Crossword Clues)

September 2020 Special Number 7a (Australiana Gallery 1)
September 2020 Special Number 7b (Australiana Gallery 1) Answers

September 2020 Special Number 8a (Australiana Gallery 2)
September 2020 Special Number 8b (Australiana Gallery 2) Answers

September 2020 Special Number 9a (Australiana Gallery 3)
September 2020 Special Number 9b (Australiana Gallery 3) Answers

September 2020 Special Number 10a (Australiana Gallery 4)
September 2020 Special Number 10b (Australiana Gallery 4) Answers

September 2020 Special Number 11a (Australiana Gallery 5)
September 2020 Special Number 11b (Australiana Gallery 5) Answers

September 2020 Special Number 12 COVID CRYPOTOGRAM

September 2020 Special Number 13 (Logic & Maths)

September 2020 Special Number 14 (Logic & Maths)

September 2020 Special Number 15a (Picture Puzzles)
September 2020 Special Number 15b (Picture Puzzles) Answers

September 2020 Special Number 16a (Picture Puzzles)
September 2020 Special Number 16b (Picture Puzzles) Answers

September 2020 Special Number 17a (Picture Puzzles)
September 2020 Special Number 17b (Picture Puzzles) Answers

September 2020 Special Number 18a (Picture Puzzles)
September 2020 Special Number 18b (Picture Puzzles) Answers

September 2020 Special Number 19a (Picture Puzzles)
September 2020 Special Number 19b (Picture Puzzles) Answers

September 2020 Special Number 20 (SUDOKU)


September 2020 Picture Puzzles

Each of the following seven puzzles decodes to a word, phrase, song title, book, or film.

ANSWERS


September 2020 “Mixed Bag” Questions

September 2020 Mixed Bag Set

20 Trivia / General Knowledge questions with answers.


September 2020 Skeptical Crossword

 “GENERAL SKEPTICAL ISSUES”

123 September 2020 xword genskep

In contrast to last month’s epic, this is a little pot-boiler.


September 2020 Logic & Maths Puzzles

Logic and Maths Puzzles 98 sep 2020

Ten Logic and/or Maths puzzles of various levels of difficulty, with detailed solutions.

There are more “Special” puzzle sets as well, particularly for those who are self-isolating or experiencing some degree of lock-down or quarantine.  Just scroll down; and enjoy.

August 2020 Special Number 1 (Crossword Clues)

August 2020 Special Number 2a (Picture Puzzles)
August 2020 Special Number 2b (Picture Puzzles) Answers

August 2020 Special Number 3a (Picture Puzzles)
August 2020 Special Number 3b (Picture Puzzles) Answers

August 2020 Special Number 4a (Picture Puzzles)
August 2020 Special Number 4b (Picture Puzzles) Answers

August 2020 Special Number 5a (Picture Puzzles)
August 2020 Special Number 5b (Picture Puzzles) Answers

August 2020 Special Number 6a (Picture Puzzles)
August 2020 Special Number 6b (Picture Puzzles) Answers

August 2020 Special Number 7 (Logic & Maths)

August 2020 Special Number 8 (Logic & Maths)

August 2020 Special Number 9 (Logic & Maths)

August 2020 Special Number 10 (100 Question Quiz – Melbourne & Victoria)

August 2020 Special Number 11 (100 Question Quiz)

August 2020 Special Number 12 (100 Question Quiz)

August 2020 Special Number 13 (In What Year)

August 2020 Special Number 14 (In What Year)

August 2020 Special Number 15 (Australian Postcodes)

August 2020 Special Number 16 (Australian Postcodes)

August 2020 Special Number 17 (What Word is Both…)

August 2020 Special Number 18 (Crossword- Quackery, Med Scams & Med Woo)

August 2020 Special Number 19 (Crossword-Religious Symbolism)



August 2020 Picture Puzzles

Each of the following seven puzzles decodes to a word, phrase, song title, book, or film.

ANSWERS


August 2020 “Mixed Bag” Questions

August 2020 Mixed Bag Set

20 Trivia / General Knowledge questions with answers.


August 2020 Skeptical Crossword

 “CONSPIRACY THEORIES”

122 August 2020 xword conspiracy theories

Warning! At 30 X 30 this is possibly our largest crossword ever. Only for those with time on their hands.


August 2020 Logic & Maths Puzzles

Logic and Maths Puzzles 97 August 2020

Ten Logic and/or Maths puzzles of various levels of difficulty, with detailed solutions.


ADDITIONAL PUZZLES & DIVERSIONS 

(JULY SETS)

July 2020 Special Number 1

July 2020 Special Number 2

July 2020 Special Number 3

July 2020 Special Number 4 (Song Titles)

July 2020 Special Number 5 (Crossword Clues)

July 2020 Special Number 6 (Crossword Clues)

July 2020 Special Number 7 (Picture Puzzles)
July 2020 Special Number 7 (Picture Puzzles) Answers

July 2020 Special Number 8 (Covid Crossword)

July 2020 Special Number 9 (Quirky Quiz)

July 2020 Special Number 10 (Quirky Quiz)

July 2020 Special Number 11

July 2020 Special Number 12 (Logic & Maths)

July 2020 Special Number 13 (Logic & Maths)

July 2020 Special Number 14 (Logic & Maths)

July 2020 Special Number 15 (Logic & Maths)

July 2020 Special Number 16 (Famous Scientists Crossword)

July 2020 Special Number 17 (Famous Philosophers Crossword)

July 2020 Special Number 18 (Greek & Roman Mythology Crossword)

July 2020 Special Number 20a (Picture Puzzles)
July 2020 Special Number 20b (Picture Puzzles) Answers

July 2020 Special Number 21a (Picture Puzzles)
July 2020 Special Number 21b (Picture Puzzles) Answers

July 2020 Special Number 22a (Picture Puzzles)
July 2020 Special Number 22b (Picture Puzzles) Answers

July 2020 Special Number 23 (True or False)

July 2020 Special Number 24 (General Knowledge 100 Question Quiz)

July 2020 Special Number 25 (Covid 19 Wordsearch)

July 2020 Special Number 26a (Australiana Picture Quiz) Questions
July 2020 Special Number 26b (Australiana Picture Quiz) Gallery July 2020 Special Number 26c (Australiana Picture Quiz) Answers

July 2020 Special Number 27 (General Knowledge 120 Question Quiz)

July 2020 Special Number 28 (Logic & Maths)

July 2020 Special Number 29 (Logic & Maths)

July 2020 Special Number 30 (Logic & Maths)

July 2020 Special Number 31 (not-so-famous places Australia)

July 2020 Special Number 32a (Picture Puzzles)
July 2020 Special Number 32b (Picture Puzzles) Answers

July 2020 Special Number 33a (Picture Puzzles)
July 2020 Special Number 33b (Picture Puzzles) Answers

July 2020 Special Number 34a (Picture Puzzles)
July 2020 Special Number 34b (Picture Puzzles) Answers

July 2020 Special Number 35 (How well do you know Victoria)

July 2020 Special Number 36 (Where’s the Ball)

July 2020 Special Number 37 (Where’s the Ball)

July 2020 Special Number 38 (Crossword Clues)



July 2020 Picture Puzzles

Each of the first four puzzles decodes to a word or phrase. The fifth puzzle contains the names of six common flowers.

(Click on the puzzles to enlarge them)

ANSWERS


July 2020 “Mixed Bag” Questions

July 2020 Mixed Bag Set

Twenty Trivia / General Knowledge questions with answers. (As usual, the first ten are “easy”, the second ten are “hard”).


July 2020 Skeptical Crossword

 “THE COVID CROSSWORD”

121 July 2020 xword covid19


July 2020 Logic & Maths Puzzles

Logic and Maths Puzzles 96 July 2020

Ten Logic and/or Maths puzzles of various levels of difficulty, with detailed solutions.



ADDITIONAL PUZZLES & DIVERSIONS 

(APRIL, MAY and JUNE SETS)

April 2020 Special Number 1

April 2020 Special Number 2

April 2020 Special Number 3

April 2020 Special Number 4a (Picture Puzzles)

April 2020 Special Number 4b (Picture Puzzles Answers)

April 2020 Special Number 5a (Picture Puzzles)

April 2020 Special Number 5b (Picture Puzzles Answers)

April 2020 Special Number 6

April 2020 Special Number 7

April 2020 Special Number 8

April 2020 Special Number 9 (Crossword Clues)

April 2020 Special Number 10

April 2020 Special Number 11

April 2020 Special Number 12 a (Picture Puzzles) April 2020 Special Number 12 b (Picture Puzzles Answers)

April 2020 Special Number 13 a (Picture Puzzles) April 2020 Special Number 13 b (Picture Puzzles Answers)

April 2020 Special Number 14 (Crossword Clues)

April 2020 Special Number 15

April 2020 Special Number 16 (Anagrams)

April 2020 Special Number 17 (Quirky Quiz)

April 2020 Special Number 18 (Logic & Maths)

April 2020 Special Number 19 (Logic & Maths)

April 2020 Special Number 20 (True or False)

May 2020 Special Number 1 (Where’the Ball)

May 2020 Special Number 2

May 2020 Special Number 3

May 2020 Special Number 4

May 2020 Special Number 5

May 2020 Special Number 6 (Where is ……)

May 2020 Special Number 7 (Where is ……)

May 2020 Special Number 8 a (Picture Puzzles)
May 2020 Special Number 8 b (Picture Puzzles Answers)

May 2020 Special Number 9 a (Picture Puzzles)
May 2020 Special Number 9 b (Picture Puzzles Answers)

May 2020 Special Number 10 a (Picture Puzzles)
May 2020 Special Number 10 b (Picture Puzzles Answers)

May 2020 Special Number 11 a (Picture Puzzles)
May 2020 Special Number 11 b (Picture Puzzles Answers)

May 2020 Special Number 12 (Where’s the Ball)

May 2020 Special Number 13 (Logic & Maths)

May 2020 Special Number 14 (Logic & Maths)

May 2020 Special Number 15 (Logic & Maths)

May 2020 Special Number 16 (Crossword Clues)

May 2020 Special Number 17 (Crossword Clues)

May 2020 Special Number 18 (Nearest the Pin)

May 2020 Special Number 19 (Cross Sums)

May 2020 Special Number 20 (Sudoku)

May 2020 Special Number 21 a (Picture Puzzles)
May 2020 Special Number 21 b (Picture Puzzles Answers)

May 2020 Special Number 22 a (Picture Puzzles)
May 2020 Special Number 22 b (Picture Puzzles Answers)

May 2020 Special Number 23 (Logic & Maths)

May 2020 Special Number 24 (Logic & Maths)

May 2020 Special Number 25 (Nearest the Pin)

May 2020 Special Number 26 (Anagrams)

May 2020 Special Number 27 (Crossword Clues)

May 2020 Special Number 28 (Crossword Clues)

May 2020 Special Number 29 a (Picture Puzzles)
May 2020 Special Number 29 b (Picture Puzzles Answers)

May 2020 Special Number 30 a (Picture Puzzles)
May 2020 Special Number 30 b (Picture Puzzles Answers)

May 2020 Special Number 31 (Logic & Maths)

May 2020 Special Number 32 (Logic & Maths)

May 2020 Special Number 33 (Famous Scientists Crossword Puzzle)

May 2020 Special Number 34 (Wordsearch & Quiz- The First 20 Elements)

May 2020 Special Number 35 (True or False)

June 2020 Special Number 1

June 2020 Special Number 2

June 2020 Special Number 3

June 2020 Special Number 4

June 2020 Special Number 5

June 2020 Special Number 6a (Picture Puzzles)
June 2020 Special Number 6b (Picture Puzzles) Answers

June 2020 Special Number 7a (Picture Puzzles)
June 2020 Special Number 7b (Picture Puzzles) Answers

June 2020 Special Number 8a (Picture Puzzles)
June 2020 Special Number 8b (Picture Puzzles) Answers

June 2020 Special Number 9 (Logic & Maths)

June 2020 Special Number 10 (Logic & Maths)

June 2020 Special Number 11 (Crossword Clues)

and here’s a link to our archive.

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



June 2020 Picture Puzzles

Each of the following seven puzzles decodes to a word, phrase, song title, book, or film.

ANSWERS


June 2020 “Mixed Bag” Questions

06 Mixed Bag questions June 2020

This month there are FIFTY Trivia / General Knowledge questions with answers.

(As usual, the last ten are “hard“).


June 2020 Skeptical Crossword

Theme: “MATHS TERMS”

120 Jun 2020 xword Maths terms


June 2020 Logic & Maths Puzzles

Logic and Maths Puzzles 95 June 2020

Ten Logic and/or Maths puzzles of various levels of difficulty, with detailed solutions.



May 2020 Picture Puzzles

Each of the following seven puzzles decodes to a word, phrase, song title, book, or film.

(Click to enlarge)

ANSWERS


May 2020 “Mixed Bag” Questions

05 Mixed Bag questions May 2020

Twenty Trivia / General Knowledge questions with answers.

(As usual, the first ten are “easy”, the second ten are “hard”).


May 2020 Skeptical Crossword

Theme: “General Skeptical Issues”

119 May 2020 xword skeptical issues


May 2020 Logic & Maths Puzzles

Logic and Maths Puzzles 94 May 2020

Ten Logic and/or Maths puzzles of various levels of difficulty, with detailed solutions.



April 2020 Picture Puzzles

Each of the following seven puzzles decodes to a word, phrase, song title, book, or film.

(Click to enlarge)

ANSWERS


April 2020 “Mixed Bag” Questions

04 Mixed Bag questions April 2020

Twenty Trivia / General Knowledge questions with answers.

(As usual, the first ten are “easy”, the second ten are “hard”).


April 2020 Skeptical Crossword

Theme: “Internet Scams”

118 Apr 2020 xword internet scams

Here are some earlier Vic Skeptics crosswords with a similar theme:

43 Xword mar 2014 Scams and Hoaxes (has a choice of standard or cryptic clues)

46 Xword June 2014 Finance (has a choice of standard or cryptic clues)

51 November 2014 Xword Frauds & scams (has a choice of standard or cryptic clues)

66 feb16 Xword Frauds & Scams (has a choice of standard or cryptic clues)

88 Dec 2017 Xword Frauds, Scams & Hoaxes

101 Jan 2019 Xword Frauds Scams & Hoaxes (has a choice of standard or cryptic clues)


April 2020 Logic & Maths Puzzles

Logic and Maths Puzzles 93 April 2020

Ten Logic and/or Maths puzzles of various levels of difficulty, with detailed solutions.

Consider using our L & M puzzles to assist with home schooling.



March 2020 Picture Puzzles

Each of the following seven puzzles decodes to a word, phrase, song title, book, or film.

(Click to enlarge)

ANSWERS


March 2020 “Mixed Bag” Questions

023 Mixed Bag questions March 2020

Twenty Trivia / General Knowledge questions with answers.

(As usual, the first ten are “easy”, the second ten are “hard”).


March 2020 Skeptical Crossword

Theme: “Osteopathy”

117 Mar 2020 xword osteopathy

This month’s crossword is a nod to the most frequently searched-for article on this website: Does Osteopathy Work? Is it Scientific by Australian Skeptics Life Member Mal Vickers

https://vicskeptics.wordpress.com/2015/05/30/does-osteopathy-work-is-it-scientific/

Another relevant article,  https://vicskeptics.wordpress.com/2015/10/06/pointing-the-bone-at-rmit-osteopathy/ is also worth a visit.

A previous crossword themed to Osteopathy, containing both standard and cryptic clues can be found here:  https://vicskeptics.wordpress.com/puzzles/august-2015-skeptical-crossword-puzzle/


March 2020 Logic & Maths Puzzles

Logic and Maths Puzzles 92 March 2020

Ten Logic and/or Maths puzzles of various levels of difficulty, with detailed solutions. Consider using our L & M puzzles as extension classroom material.



Charles Darwin Special Crossword

To celebrate Charles Darwin’s 211th birthday; February 12 2020

116 Feb 2020 xword Darwin special


February 2020 Picture Puzzles

Each of the following seven puzzles decodes to a word, phrase, song title, book, or film.

ANSWERS


February 2020 “Mixed Bag” Questions

02 Mixed Bag questions February 2020

Twenty Trivia / General Knowledge questions with answers.

(As usual, the first ten are “easy”, the second ten are “hard”).


February 2020 Skeptical Crossword

Theme: “Roman Mythology”

115 February 2020 xword Roman Mythology


February 2020 Logic & Maths Puzzles

Logic and Maths Puzzles 91 February 2020

Ten Logic and/or Maths puzzles of various levels of difficulty, with solutions.



January 2020 Picture Puzzles

Each of the following seven puzzles decodes to a word, phrase, song title, book, or film.

ANSWERS


January 2020 “Mixed Bag” Questions

01 Mixed Bag questions January 2020

Twenty Trivia / General Knowledge questions with answers.

(As usual, the first ten are “easy”, the second ten are “hard”).


January 2020 Skeptical Crossword

Theme: “Greek Mythology”

114 January 2020 Crossword Greek Mythology


January 2020 Logic & Maths Puzzles

Logic and Maths Puzzles 90 January 2020

Ten Logic and/or Maths puzzles of various levels of difficulty, with solutions.




BONUS PUZZLES

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 from 2018 and 2020 have been placed in PUZZLES ARCHIVE 8 (Scroll down)


PUZZLES ARCHIVES


PUZZLES ARCHIVE 1  (AUGUST 2010 to APRIL 2011)

PUZZLES ARCHIVE 2 (MAY 2011 to SEPTEMBER 2011)

PUZZLES ARCHIVE 3 (OCTOBER 2011 to NOVEMBER 2012)

PUZZLES ARCHIVE 4 (December 2012 to June 2013)

PUZZLES ARCHIVE 5 (July 2013 to September 2014)

PUZZLES ARCHIVE 6 (October 2014 to December 2015)

PUZZLES ARCHIVE 7  (January 2016 to December 2017)

PUZZLES ARCHIVE 8 (January 2018 to December 2019)


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