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Name Drop

Can you guess the notable person in six clues or fewer?
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Name Drop: Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Can you guess the notable person in six clues or fewer?

Name Drop: Monday, February 7, 2022

Can you guess the notable person in six clues or fewer?

Name Drop: Friday, February 4, 2022

Can you guess the notable person in six clues or fewer?

Name Drop: Thursday, February 3, 2022

Can you guess the notable person in six clues or fewer?

Name Drop: Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Can you guess the notable person in six clues or fewer?
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The Crossword

A thrice-weekly puzzle that ranges from lightly to considerably challenging.
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The Crossword: Monday, February 7, 2022

Iliad sage: six letters.

The Crossword: Friday, February 4, 2022

A lightly challenging puzzle.

The Crossword: Wednesday, February 2, 2022

So-called wheat meat: six letters.

The Crossword: Monday, January 31, 2022

Wapiti, by another name: three letters.

The Crossword: Friday, January 28, 2022

Olympic swimmer Hoff or Ledecky: five letters.

Cryptic Crossword

The Cryptic Crossword

A weekly puzzle for lovers of wily wordplay.
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The Cryptic Crossword: Sunday, February 6, 2022

Laser flashlight keeps one enthralled (4).

The Cryptic Crossword: Sunday, January 30, 2022

Margarine containers bust all over (4).

The Cryptic Crossword: Sunday, January 23, 2022

Gym class painful? That’s fine (6).

The Cryptic Crossword: Sunday, January 16, 2022

Turning dark—it’s fearful (5).

The Cryptic Crossword: Sunday, January 9, 2022

Must work dough loudly (4).

From the Cartoons & Puzzles Issue

The Impossible Crossword

Acrostic

In the Doggerel House

Can you identify the work of literature described in each poem, and find the character whose name is hidden within?

How to Play

Introducing Name Drop: a Daily Trivia Game from The New Yorker

A new way to experience the old pleasure of knowing things.

Reintroducing The New Yorker’s Cryptic Crossword

Our delightfully devious cryptic is back. Here’s how to solve it.