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June 13, 2024

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February 2, 2024

New Ashland.news weekly crossword puzzle leaps into action with — what else? — ‘Oh, deer’

Feeling bored? Unchallenged? Need something new to supercharge your brain? Our brand new weekly Ashland.news crossword puzzle is for you. Steve Weyer, our Ashland.news crossword maestro and his entertaining puzzles will stimulate, challenge, and keep your brain humming. Each week a new theme, drawing clues from Ashland itself.

The first puzzle theme is “Oh, Deer.” You probably can guess the inspiration for that.

Themes of our weekly crossword puzzle will typically refer to local people, organizations, places, news and events in Ashland, our region and beyond. They might be informative or serious, but more often, the crossword will aim for playfulness in themes, clues and answers. Theme ideas and entries come from inspiration, news and upcoming events on Ashland.news.

In Ashland.news crosswords, expect to see names/words that are familiar only to locals and references to Shakespeare and Rogue Valley organizations and cultural events.

Wondering about difficulty level? Steve’s crosswords will aim to be about the level of the Tuesday crosswords in the New York Times. Steve knows about that: his first NYT crossword debuted Wed, Nov. 1, 2023.

Most clues will be straightforward, but expect some ambiguity and punniness to challenge experienced solvers, as well as more verbose/redundant clues to reduce beginner frustration and, of course clues with a local flavor.

We’re excited about our new weekly crossword puzzle feature, and we hope you will be too. You can work the puzzle interactively online, with easy instructions. Or print them out at home and solve them the classic way. You can make suggestions for future crossword themes by emailing Steve at crosswordeditor@ashland.news.

You can find the puzzle by selecting “Culture” in the menu at the top of the home page, then select “Crossword” from the drop-down menu. Or just click here.

Happy puzzle solving!

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Bert Etling

Bert Etling is the executive editor of Ashland.news. Email him at betling@ashland.news.

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