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Do you love unique and challenging puzzles? So do we.
The Year of Puzzles is 12, make that 18, no, make that 22 great puzzles from world‑class constructors. Brought to you by Puzzazz.
Do you love unique and challenging puzzles? So do we. The Year of Puzzles is 12, make that 18, no, make that 22 great puzzles from world‑class constructors. Brought to you by Puzzazz.
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The Year of Puzzles Has Started!

Posted by Roy Leban (Creator)

The first puzzle in the Year of Puzzles has been released and it's a cool, unique double spiral puzzle.

If you're solving on your iPad or iPhone, download the latest update and then find the Year of Puzzles in the miscellaneous section of the store. We'll take the opportunity here to point out that Puzzazz is the only app available, on any platform, that supports unusual puzzle types like this double spiral. Yup, we're proud of it.

If you're solving offline, go to http://puzzazz.com/yearofpuzzles to download a PDF.

We've added the Year of Puzzles to all of your Puzzazz accounts, using the email addresses you gave us in the survey. To make sure we got it right, visit http://puzzazz.com/account or http://puzzazz.com/yearofpuzzles.

One of the unique things we do here at Puzzazz is start every book with a free puzzle, and the Year of Puzzles is no exception. The opening chapter and the first puzzle are free to everyone. This means you should tell everyone you know to go solve this fun puzzle. Seriously, you should tell everyone you know. We're a small company and the best thing you can do to make sure we're delivering lots of great puzzles by lots of great authors is to tell all your friends about us -- on Facebook, on Twitter, even in person. We greatly appreciate it.

Puzzle 2: Patrick Berry

Coming up next is another puzzle type supported exclusively by Puzzazz. It's an oversize Rows Garden puzzle by highly acclaimed puzzle constructor Patrick Berry, former crossword editor for the Chronicle of Higher Education and author of Puzzle Masterpieces: Elegant Challenges for Crossword Lovers, Crossword Puzzle Challenges for Dummies, and many more books and puzzles.

We've already solved Patrick's puzzle ourselves and it is a great, fun puzzle. Very sparkly.

In other news ...

The T-shirts are being printed as we speak and the first ones will start arriving soon, possibly as early as the end of this week. We'd love to see photos of you wearing your shirts. Please post them to our Facebook page. Group photos and photos with a famous person are particularly fun.

One of the flat puzzles is at the printer and should be back soon. There's been a delay in the second flat puzzle, but it should go to the printer soon. We've got a huge stack of oversize mailers and mailing labels ready to go, and the two flat puzzles will be mailed together. We'd love to see photos of these puzzles solved as well.

The physical puzzle is also currently being fabricated.

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    1. Roy Leban Creator on

      If you tweet, please put #puzzles @Puzzazz at the end of your tweet. You can also put @Puzzazz in the middle, but don't start your tweet with @Puzzazz because that will mean that very few people will see it.

    2. Wise Guys Events on

      I'm so happy to be starting the year of puzzles. If we want to Tweet about it, what hashtag or handle should we mention, or page to direct people to?

    3. Lindy on

      Yes, I have a Kindle Fire. That explains why I couldn't find anything for Puzzazz. I will TRY and be patient! :) Meanwhile... pencil and paper is not a bad way to go!

    4. Roy Leban Creator on

      @Lindy: If you're referring to the Kindle Fire, it is an Android device. The Android version of the Puzzazz app is in Alpha and we're not yet announcing a date. When it ships, it will work on the Kindle Fire, and everything in the Year of Puzzles will be available for on-screen solving.

      If you're referring to the E Ink Kindles, Amazon will not allow us to ship the Puzzazz app for those devices and they have discontinued their developer program. But, we do sell a number of top-rated Sudoku and Word Search puzzle ebooks for the earlier E Ink Kindles (Kindle 2, 3, 4, and Kindle Touch -- note that not all ebooks are available for all devices). Check them out by searching for "Puzzazz" in the Kindle Store.

    5. Lindy on

      Does this work on a Kindle?

    6. Roy Leban Creator on

      @Nancy: If you rotate the spirals page so all the numbers are upright (this is how it appears in the Puzzazz app), it's from left to right. We'll update it to say "top to bottom" which is unambiguous.

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      Nancy Taubenslag on

      Fun puzzle! I think the puzzle instructions should read "shaded letters in order from right to left", not the reverse

    8. Stephen Staver on

      HUZZAH!!! This is gonna be awesome!! Love the story so far, as well!