Can You Solve These Clever Crosswords?

Crossword with pencil and eraser

 If you enjoy crosswords, you just might know a single word that fits all of these clues:

  • apt
  • able, cute, deft
  • handy, slick, smart, witty
  • adroit, astute, brainy, bright
  • cunning, parlous
  • pleasing, skillful, talented
  • brilliant, dexterous, ingenious

The answer is....CLEVER!

My goal as the owner/writer of is to create unique puzzles that are - indeed -  deft, witty, brainy, brilliant and sometimes cute.

Quick Links to Featured Puzzles

black and white faces on opposite-colored backgrounds

Opposites - If you hate puzzles that are hard, you'll love this one because it's easy! To solve this one, you'll need to know lots of pairs of  opposites. Will you solve this one quickly or slowly?

Mike and Ike candy

Celeb Crossword - FOOD FIGHT! Find the name of the stare who endorsed each well-known food product. Tricky, but fun!

Two girls working together on a crossword puzzle

Kids Puzzles - Try several from my growing collection of fun, age-appropriate printable pages! Topics include Animal Sounds, Nursery Rhymes, Starts with A, and several more. 

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Variety Topics  - Try these fun themes such as Seeing Double, Money Talks, Watermelon Words, State of Confusion, and more! Print or play online!

I invite you to...

  • solve my new puzzles
  • share them with your friends
  • suggest new topics and twists by contacting me

You will be challenged and entertained as you solve all-new puzzles with surprising twists and turns. There will sometimes be puzzles within puzzles. You’ll encounter anagrams, cryptic puzzles, synonyms, antonyms and some outright goofy word games!

Launched in June of 2016, is the new place where wit and fun intersect!

About Me

Author Ann Richmond Fisher

I'm Ann Richmond Fisher, and word play has been a part of my world for as long as I can remember! As I child I loved to create tricky word finds for family members.

 As a classroom teacher, I regularly used word play activities to strengthen spelling and vocabulary skills. For over 25 years I have been a published author of word puzzles for educational publications, websites and weekly newspapers.

Words are my forte, and I collect a lot of them! I look forward to sharing lots of fun new word challenges right here.

This journey is just beginning, and I invite to check back often for new puzzles.

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