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Crosswords
Crossword puzzles take the form of a square grid of black and white squares. The goal of this word puzzle is to fill the white squares with letters, forming words or phrases, by solving clues which lead to the answers. (HARTFORD COURANT)
Crossword puzzles take the form of a square grid of black and white squares. The goal of this word puzzle is to fill the white squares with letters, forming words or phrases, by solving clues which lead to the answers. (HARTFORD COURANT) « Show less

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  • Physical vs. mental activity

    Which is better to keep your brain fit? Physical activity and mental stimulation are both considered vital for protecting your mental skills and warding off dementia. But is one activity more effective than the other? "It is difficult at this point to...
  • News briefs: Read a book, preserve your memory

    Don't underestimate the value of everyday activities such as reading and writing. They may be enough to help you preserve your memory. A study published July 3, 2013, in the online edition of Neurology found that people who participated in mentally...
  • On whom should 'The Simpsons' pull the RIP cord?

     
    An earlier blog post repurposed for the Sunday print column "The Simpsons" producer Al Jean recently announced plans to kill off one of the animated series' regular characters later this season — the 25th — or early next season. He......
  • Holiday gifts

    For a fun holiday gift, consider a bridge book. David Bird's series about the bridge-playing monks of St. Titus and Victor Mollo's "Menagerie" books are sheer delights. For a stocking stuffer, try the brilliant Jeff Chen's "Bridge Crosswords," 52 bridge-...
  • Life On The Grid: Celebrating 100 Years Of Crossword Puzzles

    Life On The Grid: Celebrating 100 Years Of Crossword Puzzles
    At the age of 6, Merl Reagle could spell the names of every kid in his first-grade class. For some reason, he still doesn't know why, he started linking them together. "Maybe somebody gave me a piece of graph paper. I don't know," Reagle said. "I was...
  • Rose Vassallo, bookkeeper

    Rose Vassallo, bookkeeper
    Rose G. Vassallo, a retired construction firm bookkeeper, died of complications of renal failure Thursday at the Ellicott City Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was 84 and lived in Ellicott City. Born Rose Grace Mignone in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the...
  • Google celebrates 100 years of crossword puzzles with doodle

    Google celebrates 100 years of crossword puzzles with doodle
    What's a 10-letter word for the 100th anniversary of something, in this case crossword puzzles? Google is celebrating the centennial of crossword puzzles Friday with an interactive doodle on its home page. Users can head to Google.com to play the...
  • Eva A. Burton, churchwoman

    Eva A. Burton, churchwoman
    Eva A. Burton, a homemaker who was active in the United Methodist Church, died Dec. 16 of complications from a stroke at her daughter's home in Chestertown. She was 100. The daughter of Luther Kilchenman Angel, a metallurgist, and Laura Kilchenman Angel,...
  • Apple's Tim Cook recaps 2013, teases 'big plans' for 2014

    In a year-end memo to company employees, Apple CEO Tim Cook sparked more speculation over what the tech giant might have up its sleeve in 2014. "We have a lot to look forward to in 2014, including some big plans that we think customers are going to...
  • Samsung's latest Galaxy Gear ad may be the cheesiest of 2013

    Samsung's latest Galaxy Gear ad may be the cheesiest of 2013
    Samsung has released countless ads in 2013, but it seems the South Korean tech giant has saved the worst for last. A commercial for the Galaxy Gear smartwatch was released by Samsung this weekend, and because of its super cheesy nature, the video may be...
  • Go Away With ... Ken Burns

    Go Away With ... Ken Burns
    Famous for his documentaries "The Civil War," "Mark Twain" and "Baseball," among others, filmmaker Ken Burns has a new film ready to roll out in 2014: "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History." Featuring Meryl Streep, Paul Giamatti and Edward Herrmann lending...