Henry Rathvon

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    The diagram shows cubes in rows of six, their top faces numbered 1-36, their side faces opened like flaps of a box, and their bottom faces…

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    The Puzzler Triangle. EACH clue answer in this puzzle is to be entered with its first letter in the appropriately numbered…

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    The Puzzler Cryptic Tennis. THIS puzzle's grid represents a tennis court, with heavy lines demarcating its sections rather than…

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    The Puzzler. Cutting the Cards. EACH Down entry is to be entered in the diagram the way a deck of cards is cut -- that is, separated…

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    The Puzzler Message in a Bottle. WHILE beachcombing recently, we noticed an odd-looking bottle with a sheet of paper rolled up…

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    The Puzzler. Bright Prospects. THE omission of answer lengths from this puzzle's clues may seem a gloomy business, but a…

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    The Puzzler. Your Turn. In this spinning puzzle we've taken our turn by grouping symmetrically situated entries, one from…

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    The Puzzler A River Runs Through It. To identify the river running through our diagram, enter the Across answers sequentially…

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    Windup. We wind up the year with this puzzle, in which twenty clue answers are strung together on a spiral path that starts at the…

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    Downsizing. EVERY clue answer must shed one letter before it will fit into the diagram; these deleted letters never come from unchecked…

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    Cycles. THIS puzzle's Down clues are given column by column; their answers (one or two per column) cycle downward from an unknown…

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    Shakedown. THE word TRANSPOSE, if shaken down -- that is, anagrammed repeatedly with one letter deleted at each step -- may form the…

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    At the Movies. HERE at the Cryptic Cinema we pride ourselves on finding and reviewing little-known films. Below is a selection from…

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    Family Reunion. THIS puzzle brings together a certain family, which will occupy all the squares in the grid that are divided by slanted…

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    EACH of the nine "Mismatches" clues consists of definitions only for two randomly paired words. With a little help, these words can be…

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    Lawbreakers. HALF the clues (20) in this puzzle break a kind of law, committing what you might call 22 Across. The punishment is 5 Down,…

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    Mystery Box. To find out what's in the central box, solve the set of Box clues (a-h) and determine where their answers belong in the…

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    Hide and Seek. In order to complete this puzzle, solvers must play the role of "It" in a game of Hide and Seek. After all the clue…

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    Central Square. When all clue answers have been entered in the diagram, the 5 x 5 shaded area will feature a miniature crossword known as…

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    Cross-Training. As every fitness freak knows, a good cross-training program involves both diet and exercise. Accordingly, some of this…

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Google Street View, Transformed Into a Tiny Planet

A 360-degree tour of our world, made entirely from Google's panoramas

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The 86-Year-Old Farmer Who Won't Quit

A filmmaker returns to his hometown to profile the patriarch of a family farm

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Riding Unicycles in a Cave

"If you fall down and break your leg, there's no way out."

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Carrot: A Pitch-Perfect Satire of Tech

"It's not just a vegetable. It's what a vegetable should be."

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The Benefits of Living Alone on a Mountain

"You really have to love solitary time by yourself."

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