We know how much many of you really like your puzzles. We often get feedback about the crossword and the Cryptoquote. That’s why we’re excited to offer in today’s premium edition a 48-page puzzle book packed with what you’re familiar with, as well as number of features we aren’t able to regularly offer.


Beside an entertaining and challenging way to pass the time, these puzzles can help keep you young, at least mentally.


“Mental decline as you age appears to be largely due to altered connections among brain cells. But research has found that keeping the brain active seems to increase its vitality and may build its reserves of brain cells and connections. You could even generate new brain cells.” That’s according to the Alzheimer’s Association.


Here’s what the puzzle book has to offer: crosswords, Word Sleuth, Sudoku puzzles, Point & Solve, a Mega Maze Wuzzles, Hocus Focus, Super Quizzes and Cryptoquote. There are also the ever-popular coloring pages.


The coloring pages that target adults with more complex patterns bill themselves as a creative outlet to relieve stress.


In 2015, as the pages were rapidly gaining popularity, The Wall Street Journal reported: “Psychologists have hailed coloring as a good relaxation technique, and some have likened it to meditation.”


I personally can attest to the ability of these patterned pages to provide a creative and challenging outlet that fosters a sense of accomplishment while helping you clear your mind of daily stresses. And for the artistically challenged, by simply staying within the lines and choosing a consistent pattern, you can create a work of art that’s worthy of the refrigerator.


Whatever your particular puzzle passion, we think you can find something here you’ll enjoy. And we want to hear your feedback on this offering.


Now get to solving.



Happy birthday Sunday to Tim Haney of Sherman; and Carolyn Connelly of Tampa, Florida.


Happy birthday Monday to Ernest Wigington of Denison; Jerlene Leetch of Wylie; Jerl Mullins of Arlington; Tyrel Sommers; and Pasha Lock of McKinney.