You now know enough information secrets to get you most, if not all the way, through a puzzle at the beginning of the week. It wasn`t that hard, was it? Some good news about crossword puzzles: A mating of clues and answers will always be right, even if it takes time for Solver to see it. And who doesn`t like to be prepared for victory, even if it`s after a mental struggle? Number of words: The number of words is the number of answers in a crossword. In a New York Times crossword puzzle, a 15×15 square thematic puzzle usually contains no more than 78 answers. A 15 x 15 themeless puzzle has a maximum number of words of 72 answers. A 21×21 puzzle on Sunday usually has no more than 140 answers. Tip: Watch out for one of the most sneaky parentheses in crossword puzzles: Hide a real name at the beginning of a clue. Choose the clues that are supposed to be the simplest, and take them first. Look at everything you definitely know? It`s your gimmes. Are there any leads to fill? These are usually the simplest. Take this quiz to familiarize yourself with some of the most common crossword puzzles. Suppose you see a clue that is “Do-it-yourselfer`s Activity,” and the space you`ve assigned to answer is eight squares.
Perhaps you have guessed directly from the bat (or you used these crosses!) that the answer is HOME REPAIR. But HOME REPAIR would need 10 squares. You can add word games, anagrams, hidden words, general elements, letters that are added to familiar phrases, to create new sentences, and much more. Some puzzle themes have visual themes. Be looking for this because they can be amazing. Let me say one thing that can be controversial, but it must be said that it is good to look for something when you solve a crossword. You can also see indications in parentheses. A hint in parentheses indicates an answer that could be non-verbal: can you paste this mini-minute? We have put an “O” by all the clues that comply with this rule. Tip: If you`re looking for help with another clue, you can use the search function (on the right side of the site, if you`re on a desk or at the bottom, if you`re surfing with a smartphone) or the calendar to browse the answers based on the day the puzzle was published! But we`re not messing with you. There is a big difference between a Monday riddle and a Saturday riddle.
On weekends, tips may require more specialized knowledge about these delicious treats. Of course, some solvers simply say they feel smart when they find a really tricky clue.