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  • Writer's pictureJacob Cohen

#61: Crossword; Star Battle; Whirlpool

Updated: Jul 17, 2022

Hello, and welcome back to Puzzles for Progress! Today, a pfp-themed crossword, a relatively difficult Star Battle, and a Whirlpool. The crossword and Whirlpool are both 7x7, which I find entertaining because it's small for a crossword and large for a Whirlpool. The Star Battle is 10x10, because 7x7 two-star Star Battle is literally impossible. Also, I don't care that much about aesthetics.

Totally unrelated, I feel like Puzzles for Progress has been undergoing a gradual transition of format from the beginning. Then, I was really into the concept of puzzle pages, because it's what newspapers do, and while I released each puzzle on a separate page, that wasn't really the main product. Therefore, I've now added the header to the individual puzzle pdfs; if you haven't used those, I find they make for a nicer experience. The "compact version" will still be available, however, and will continue to be the thumbnail images for my puzzle posts on the site.

Print the puzzles out using the following links:


Star Battle:


Alternatively, here they are all on one page:

Or solve the crossword and Star Battle online using the following links:

Crossword: (Crossword Hobbyist)

Crossword: (downloadable .puz file)

Star Battle: (

Star Battle: (Penpa)

Edit: Or solve the crossword online with Crosshare!

And, as always, the answers:

Last week: Ins and Outs; Between Line Capsules; Overpath

Next week: Puzzle Spotlight: Building Blocks

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