What? No Crossword Puzzles?

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I guess you could call this a quality of life issue.

Among my favorite relaxations, one of Dell’s crossword puzzle magazines, Solver’s Choice, stands out. It’s been published for 25 years, I’ve been with this publication all the way–and now they want to stop it. Why? Who knows!

First football, then basketball, and finally baseball got ruined for me–but I still had my favorite puzzles in Solver’s Choice. It always contained puzzles compatible with adult minds. Lots of puzzles, lots of entertainment. And now they want to drop it.

Are people just too poorly educated to cope with these puzzles? I wouldn’t be surprised. The racks are always full of magazines devoted to easy puzzles. By “easy” I mean suitable for 8-year-olds. I have written to Dell asking them to reconsider–but how often does a business change its mind just to please its customers?

Aw, so what? We can always get computers to do our thinking for us.

Fap. Another little door to pleasure slams shut.

3 comments on “What? No Crossword Puzzles?

  1. Lee, I sympathize! I don’t know what I’d do without my puzzle books — but I do mostly the variety puzzles, especially the crostics. I have subscriptions to seven Penny Press puzzle magazines, and I also have a supply of their all-crostics books. If you go to the PennyDellPuzzles.com website you may be able to find a source for crosswords, whether Dell or Penny Press. I know that the Penny Press “Approved” and “Classic” magazines include crosswords among the variety puzzles, and under the “Crosswords/Subscriptions/View All tab on the web site, there seem to be two Dell crossword magazines that aren’t all easy puzzles.

    Also check out their “Collectors Series” tab. These are books of puzzles, and there seems to be a good series for you:

    These are the crostics books that I get, as well. Penny Press doesn’t seem to have a crossword book.

    Go ahead and explore the website. I’m sure you’ll find something to your liking. As you explore the different sidebar options, though, don’t forget to click “View all” at the top of each subsection.

    Hope this helps. We puzzlers must stick together. 🙂

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