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2014

January Puzzle  |  Solution
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March Puzzle  |  Solution
April Puzzle  |  Solution
May Puzzle  |  Solution
June Puzzle  |  Solution
July Puzzle  |  Solution
August Puzzle  |  Solution
September Puzzle  |  Solution
October Puzzle  |  Solution
November Puzzle  |  Solution
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2013

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June Puzzle  |  Solution
July Puzzle  |  Solution
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October Puzzle  |  Solution
November Puzzle  |  Solution
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2012

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July Puzzle  |  Solution
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November Puzzle  |  Solution
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2011

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July Puzzle  |  Solution
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October Puzzle  |  Solution
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2010

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November Puzzle  |  Solution
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2009

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2008

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2007

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2006

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2005

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2004

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2003

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2002

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2001

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2000

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1999

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1998

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1997

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1996

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1995

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1994

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1993

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1992

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1991

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1990

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1989

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1988

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1987

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1986

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1985

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1984

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1983

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1982

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1981

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1980

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1979

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1978

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1977

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1976

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  • Rob Lewis

    There is an error on this page. The solution to March 2013 is nowhere in sight.

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