#### Edgar

##### New Member Advocate

Puzzle Contest #6 is now open. It is probably going to be the toughest puzzle of them all, so you get 2 weeks to work on it. The deadline for your entry is noon CST on Tuesday, Feb 26.

This is a crossword puzzle and since we no longer have an interactive puzzle server, you will have to do this the old-fashioned way (paper & pen or pencil) and you will also have to type out all your answers in order to submit an entry.

PLEASE READ & FOLLOW THESE RULES CAREFULLY.

1. Print out the puzzle from the attached pdf file and solve it as best you can

2. Copy the list of clues at the end of this post into a text editor of some sort and insert your answers IN FRONT of each clue (do not erase the clues)

3. After you have solved the puzzle, or whenever you give up, copy and paste your list of answers into an email message and send it to

4. Please put a question mark in front of any clues that you cannot solve.

5. This puzzle will close at noon CST on Tuesday, Feb 26.

There are 60 words in this puzzle. Get at least 50 of them right and you will earn 1 point. Get at least 55 right and you will earn 2 points. Get all 60 correct and you will earn 3 points. Everyone earning 1 or more points will be entered into the drawing for an individual prize puzzle.

HINT: The puzzle theme is shown at the top of the grid.

The list of clues is in the attached pdf file, but I have also included it in this post to make it easier for you to import into a text file for preparing your entries for this contest.

Banter is encouraged, but please do not post any real hints. Everyone needs to figure out the puzzles on their own.

Have fun and let me know if you have any questions.

Edgar

(Note: some of you may recognize this puzzle from last year. It was our last puzzle of the 2018 Bash, but I obviously did not allow enough time for you to work on it - only 4 people submitted an entry and no one got more than 14 answers correct, so I shelved it until this year for a redo.).

Across

3. Ridges

4. A Squad

5. Amber

8. Squab

10. Oatmeal

11. Fudge

13. Bull's Eye

17. Hide Maybe

18. Course

20. Hoagie

24. Resign

27. Sock

29. Helve

32. Watch It!

33. Scour

35. Coif

37. Perfect

39. Cheat

42. Babs

44. Mistral

46. Lure

47. Motto

49. Media

51. Tickler

52. Naves

54. Record

55. Nurture

56. CRT Glass

Down

1. Subs

2. Pale

4. Guise

6. Exercise

7. Arm's Cover

9. Addict

10. Luge

12. Score

14. Gimlet

15. Gat

16. Train

17. Norm

19. Commode

21. Rex

22. Letup

23. Massage

25. Sets

26. Mad

28. Rap

30. Lungs

31. Gulf

34. Sweatshop

36. Ooze

38. Depth

40. Abuse

41. Kent Area

43. Red-Eye

45. Bricks

48. Key Part

49. Mew

50. Chops

53. Bag

This is a crossword puzzle and since we no longer have an interactive puzzle server, you will have to do this the old-fashioned way (paper & pen or pencil) and you will also have to type out all your answers in order to submit an entry.

PLEASE READ & FOLLOW THESE RULES CAREFULLY.

1. Print out the puzzle from the attached pdf file and solve it as best you can

2. Copy the list of clues at the end of this post into a text editor of some sort and insert your answers IN FRONT of each clue (do not erase the clues)

3. After you have solved the puzzle, or whenever you give up, copy and paste your list of answers into an email message and send it to

**iap.puzzles@gmail.com**. Be sure to put**Puzzle #6**in the Subject line of your message and include your user name in the message.4. Please put a question mark in front of any clues that you cannot solve.

5. This puzzle will close at noon CST on Tuesday, Feb 26.

There are 60 words in this puzzle. Get at least 50 of them right and you will earn 1 point. Get at least 55 right and you will earn 2 points. Get all 60 correct and you will earn 3 points. Everyone earning 1 or more points will be entered into the drawing for an individual prize puzzle.

HINT: The puzzle theme is shown at the top of the grid.

The list of clues is in the attached pdf file, but I have also included it in this post to make it easier for you to import into a text file for preparing your entries for this contest.

Banter is encouraged, but please do not post any real hints. Everyone needs to figure out the puzzles on their own.

Have fun and let me know if you have any questions.

Edgar

(Note: some of you may recognize this puzzle from last year. It was our last puzzle of the 2018 Bash, but I obviously did not allow enough time for you to work on it - only 4 people submitted an entry and no one got more than 14 answers correct, so I shelved it until this year for a redo.).

Across

3. Ridges

4. A Squad

5. Amber

8. Squab

10. Oatmeal

11. Fudge

13. Bull's Eye

17. Hide Maybe

18. Course

20. Hoagie

24. Resign

27. Sock

29. Helve

32. Watch It!

33. Scour

35. Coif

37. Perfect

39. Cheat

42. Babs

44. Mistral

46. Lure

47. Motto

49. Media

51. Tickler

52. Naves

54. Record

55. Nurture

56. CRT Glass

Down

1. Subs

2. Pale

4. Guise

6. Exercise

7. Arm's Cover

9. Addict

10. Luge

12. Score

14. Gimlet

15. Gat

16. Train

17. Norm

19. Commode

21. Rex

22. Letup

23. Massage

25. Sets

26. Mad

28. Rap

30. Lungs

31. Gulf

34. Sweatshop

36. Ooze

38. Depth

40. Abuse

41. Kent Area

43. Red-Eye

45. Bricks

48. Key Part

49. Mew

50. Chops

53. Bag