Friday, June 1, 2012

MY PUZZLE FIX is now a book and a website!  The website,, features free printable puzzles in PDF format, and the book is available through as My Puzzle Fix (Volume 1) or from our estore.

Happy puzzling!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Temporary hiatus

My Puzzle Fix is on temporary hiatus while I re-evaluate the site, its design, and its purpose.

As always, your comments on how to improve the site are welcome.


Thursday, May 1, 2008

#31 Crossword

Spend your weekend working on this crossword puzzle, created especially for this date.

This is the first puzzle created with the editing help of Crossword Compiler. I am using the trial version and like it very much. It will give me the ability to publish bigger crosswords, and more often!

Click on the puzzle to enlarge it for printing.

Closing date: May 5, 2008


Tuesday, April 29, 2008

#30 Alpha Category

Your dear puzzle-maker has been ill the last few days. That's why a day was missed (sorry). Therefore I'll give an extra 24 hours to finish Monday's cryptogram -- it will close Wednesday morning (U.S. time).

April 30, 1006, is the date of the brightest recorded supernova ever. It was described as being 1/4 to 1/2 as bright as the moon, so bright that objects could be seen on the ground by its light at night. In its honor, for today's Alpha Category puzzle, name as many astronomical objects as you can.

The criteria: Each item must be a named and natural body. Galaxies and nebulae are okay, but not constellations. Nothing sent up by humans, and nothing designated by a number. Also, no generic names (e.g. "planet"), unless it is commonly called by that name; for instance, you can use "the Sun" for S.

(Is this category too difficult? Too easy? Too boring? Leave feedback with your comment to help me improve the site!)

Competition closed. Winner:


Monday, April 28, 2008

#29 Crypto Quotation

Today is the anniversary of the spaceflight of Dennis Tito, described as the world's first "space tourist." Decode this quote by cosmonaut Yuri Baturin which appeared in Newsweek:

K R    O Y R    N R Y L    C O G G L    S V    O A A V Z G O E

L V H    S V    M G O A R .    K R    B P F R    L V H Y

Z O S C R Z O S P A O B    Z P E Q .    O E Q    K R    Z V Y R

B P F R    L V H Y    Y V Z O E S P A    M V H B .

Competition closed. Winner:


Friday, April 25, 2008

#28 Rebus puzzle

One more rebus puzzle will round out the week. You get until Monday morning for this one!

3, 5, 3

Competition closed. Winners:
I Was Just Thinking...


Thursday, April 24, 2008

#27 Rebus puzzle

More rebus fun! NEW: Since there can be more than one solution for these puzzles, I am now giving the number of words and the number of letters in each word of the answer. This information will be on the line under the rebus. For example: 5, 3 will mean the answer has two words, with five letters in the first word and three in the second.

3, 3

Competition closed. Winner: