Clive Robinson April 4, 2013 7:33 AM


Cross words from the Never Say Anything organisation, what could have cause such an outburst 😉

Oskar Sigvardsson April 4, 2013 7:58 AM

Well, A is clearly “Catherine”, and I’m guessing L is “ofAragon”, because neither “Anne”, “Jane”, “Boyleyn”, “Seymour”, “Cleves”, “Howard” or “Parr”.

At some point, I apparently memorized all of Henry VIII’s wives. I’m not entirely clear how that happened.

Kaithe April 4, 2013 8:03 AM

Grrr… can’t open the puzzles page…

“Content Not Available in Australia”

“We’re sorry, but due to circumstances surrounding copyright and permissions, we’re unable to bring you this particular content item.”

Kaithe April 4, 2013 8:05 AM

…and I made the mistake of placing diamond brackets around the final line of my post… should have closed with:

{insert standard regionalised copyright rant here}

Steve Friedl April 4, 2013 9:52 AM

I think it’s fascinating that even after all these years, they still needed to redact all those little squares in the last part of the puzzle.

Ian April 4, 2013 1:12 PM

Sorry to be a puzzle snob, but these are not crossword puzzles, they are acrostics.

To solve them, first try to guess as many of the words as you can based on the clues. Next transfer the letters into the numbered squares. Word recognition and frequency analysis should allow you to solve some of the words in the grid. Transfer these letters back to the grid as clues for guessing more words.

Lather, rinse, repeat until the puzzles are solved.

Figureitout April 4, 2013 11:14 PM

Lol, “top secret” crossed out. “Declassified” puzzles. “Can You Crack The NSA’s Top-Secret Crossword Puzzles?” Christ, get some self-respect…

Figureitout April 5, 2013 12:52 AM

Ok, so the first random page I click on the “Cryptolog”, I get half a document of redacted wasting fck. So the NSA releases documents that are mostly redacted, what’s the fcking point?! Then I get some freaky art at the end that’s going to give me a nightmare…Sweet!

Aaron April 5, 2013 11:31 AM

Hah! Crostic #16 clue C reminds me of the P.D.Q. Bach song that turned that joke into an aria.

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