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Double Crostic

number and letter 2X       Christian cross   one tick

No. of Players: 2
Type of Game: written
What you need: pen and paper


To solve clues leading to words whose letters are rearranged in a grid to form a quote.

How to play

In this game, one player prepares in advance a double crostic for the other player to solve. Double crostics are puzzles in which players think of words that solve a series of clues. The letters in these answer words are then transferred to a grid which rearranges them to form a quotation or other famous sentence, phrase or title. In addition, the initial letters of the answer words can be read down to form the name of the author of the quotation.


Alice prepares a double crostic for Benjamin to solve. After working on it for a few minutes, the puzzle looks like this:

Double crostic word game clues with answers Double crostic word game grid with quote


The answer to the last clue is DYE, the full quote is "Whatever you do, do it well," and the author of the quote is Walt D (as in Walt Disney).

Did you know?

Ticks are not insects. They are actually arachnids, meaning they are more closely related to spiders, scorpions and mites. And like many arachids, they attach themselves to a host to extract the blood they require for sustenance.

cartoon tick

While some of the 900 known tick species carry potentially fatal diseases like Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, it is important to note that most tick-borne diseases are only successfully transmitted after many hours of feeding.

cartoon tick with vampire fangs

So it's extremely important to remove these mini-vampires as soon as you find them on yourself, or your dog or cat.

In case you're wondering, the images under the title of this word game form a rebus puzzle:


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