Puzzle solutions for Monday, Oct. 2, 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.

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Los Angeles Times crossword

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Today’s crossword (McMeel)

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Daily Commuter crossword

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SUDOKU

Play the USA TODAY Sudoku Game.

JUMBLE

Jumbles: KAZOO COLIC SMOKER WEEKLY

Answer: Employees at the timepiece factory arrived at the job each morning — LIKE CLOCKWORK

(Distributed by Tribune Content Agency)

CRYPTOGRAPHY PUZZLES

Celebrity Cipher

"I ... try to get as much sleep as possible ... Never skip on sleep; it's crazy important."−Singer Brittany Howard

(Distributed by Andrews McMeel)

Cryptoquote

I WOULD RATHER SIT ON A PUMPKIN, AND HAVE IT ALL TO MYSELF, THAN BE CROWDED ON A VELVET CUSHION. −HENRY DAVID THOREAU

(Distributed by King Features)

Cryptoquip

WHEN I ASKED TO PURCHASE THAT NEW COUCH PAD, THE SALES CLERK SAID, "PROCEED WITH CUSHION."

(Distributed by King Features)

OTHER PUZZLES

Boggle

TUNA SOLE TROUT SALMON FLOUNDER

(Distributed by Tribune Content Agency)

Lexigo

PAPER, REPEAT, THREATEN, NIPPLE, ERMINE

(Distributed by Andrews McMeel)

KenKen

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Scrabblegrams

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7 Little Words

  1. HARDBACKED

  2. UNPICKED

  3. TRILOGIES

  4. CHAIN

  5. INJURIES

  6. JEDI

  7. LUKEWARM

(Distributed by Andrews McMeel)

Find the Words

First responders

(Distributed by Creators Syndicate)

Kubok

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