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Puzzle solutions for Friday, Dec. 8, 2023

Note: Most subscribers have some, but not all, of the puzzles that correspond to the following set of solutions for their local newspaper.

CROSSWORDS

USA TODAY crossword

Play the USA TODAY Crossword Puzzle.

Los Angeles Times crossword

Today’s crossword (McMeel)

Daily Commuter crossword

SUDOKU

Play the USA TODAY Sudoku Game.

JUMBLE

Jumbles: RUNNY OCTET LOCALE SHROUD

Answer: The construction company that would be building the new subway line was — UNDER CONTRACT

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CRYPTOGRAPHY PUZZLES

Celebrity Cipher

"In Memphis with my dad and at the house, I was happy. That was, like, a given. It was what I lived for." − Lisa Marie Presley

(Distributed by Andrews McMeel)

Cryptoquote

READ THE BOOKS THEY DON'T WANT YOU TO. THAT'S WHERE THE GOOD STUFF IS. − LEVAR BURTON

(Distributed by King Features)

Cryptoquip

WHEN YOU'D REALLY LIKE TO MAKE A SQUID START LAUGHING, WHAT MIGHT THAT REQUIRE? TEN TICKLES.

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OTHER PUZZLES

Boggle

OWL TERN CRANE ROBIN PARROT

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Lexigo

ALIBI, INITIAL, LATCH, HUMAN, NATIVITY

(Distributed by Andrews McMeel)

KenKen

Scrabblegrams

7 Little Words

  1. GRANDNEPHEW

  2. EMBITTER

  3. VEEJAYS

  4. KNUCKLEBONE

  5. RIPLEY

  6. CABBAGES

  7. DINAH

(Distributed by Andrews McMeel)

Find the Words

Personal milestones

(Distributed by Creators Syndicate)

Kubok

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