Puzzle solutions for Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022

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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

(Available to play digitally at puzzles.usatoday.com.)

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Los Angeles Times crossword

Today’s crossword (McMeel)

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Daily Commuter crossword

SUDOKU

JUMBLE

Jumbles: ETHIC    PLANK    MUTTER    FUNGUS

Answer: When creating a memorable soundtrack for "Jaws," John Williams was – INSTRUMENTAL

(Distributed by Tribune Content Agency)

CRYPTOGRAPHY PUZZLES

Celebrity Cipher

"Anger can be a problem, but it has tremendous potential, too. It's just figuring out what to do with it." – Sean Penn

(Distributed by Andrews McMeel)

Cryptoquote

BE MESSY AND COMPLICATED AND AFRAID AND SHOW UP ANYWAYS. – GLENNON DOYLE MELTON

(Distributed by King Features)

Cryptoquip

FAMED POPULAR MUSIC SINGER WHO WAS AN EXPERT AT EXTRACTING LEAD ORE FROM MINES: GALENA HORNE.

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OTHER PUZZLES

Boggle

CODA    ARGO    ROCKY    GANDHI

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Lexigo

GORGE, EAGER, REPORT, TOKYO, ORIGINAL

(Distributed by Andrews McMeel)

KenKen

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Scrabblegrams

7 Little Words

  1. PELLET

  2. REBOOT

  3. INTERMINGLE

  4. TREASURERS

  5. SPIRE

  6. MOTIVATED

  7. BOUFFANT

(Distributed by Andrews McMeel)

Find the Words

For all the revheads

(Distributed by Creators Syndicate)

Kubok

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