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Test your mental mettle with this brain-twisting assortment of word, logic and number puzzles by Fraser Simpson, creator of The Globe and Mail’s cryptic crossword.

Just print off the PDFs below. Or pick up the Dec. 24 Globe and Mail for the printed version. Solutions for the crossword and cryptic will run in our Pursuits section on Dec. 31.


Interested in sharing your progress? Use #GlobeCrossword on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, Facebook or any other social network

Looking for The Globe’s 2023 giant holiday crossword puzzle? Click here.

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