WSJ Variety Cryptics
By Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon

Once every four weeks since Jan 2010

05/16/2020 Obedience School    Answer

04/18/2020 Balance    Answer
03/21/2020 Boxed Set    Answer
02/22/20 Cyclists     Answer
01/25/2020 Letter Dictation     Answer
12/28/2019 Vision Quest     Answer
11/30/2019 Showcase     Answer
11/2/2019 Hexed    Answer
10/5/2019 Shifty Business     Answer
9/7/2019 Character Study     Answer
9/7/2019 Character Study    Answer
8/10/2019 Double or Nothing     Answer
7/13/2019 Signposts    Answer
6/15/2019 Flower Center     Answer
5/18/2019 Three Trains Running    Answer
4/20/2019 Asteroids    Answer
3/23/2019 Connections    Answer
2/23/2019 Jigsaw    Answer
1/25/2019 Notification    Answer
12/29/2018 Bar Hopping    Answer
12/01/2018 Building Blocks    Answer
11/02/2018 Quilting Bee    Answer
10/06/2018 Lost and Found    Answer
09/08/2018 Downsizing    Answer
08/11/18 Travel Agency    Answer
7/14/28 Process of Discovery    Answer
06/16/18 Recycling Center    Answer
05/19/18 Hatchlings    Answer
4/21/18 Escape Room    Answer
03/24/18 Terrible Twosomes    Answer
02/24/18 Slide Show    Answer
01/27/18 Following Directions    Answer
12/30/17 Last Shift    Answer
12/02/17 Wrap Session    Answer
11/04/17 Checkerboard    Answer
10/07/17 Riddle Me This    Answer
09/09/17 Nines    Answer
08/12/17 Crime Caper    Answer
07/15/17 Climate Change    Answer
06/17/17 Three Out of Four    Answer
05/20/17 The X Factor    Answer
04/22/17 Machine-Edited    Answer
03/25/17 Balancing Act    Answer
02/25/17 Assembly Required    Answer
01/28/17 Left, Right and Center    Answer
12/31/16 Four Seasons    Answer
12/03/16 Round Table    Answer
11/05/16 Star Chart    Answer
10/08/16 Word Square    Answer
09/10/16 Choice Words    Answer
08/13/16 Relay Race    Answer
07/16/16 Inner Circle    Answer
06/18/16 Conflict Resolution    Answer
05/21/16 Rimshot    Answer
04/23/16 Correspondence    Answer
03/26/16 Shooting Hoops    Answer
02/27/16 Pairings    Answer
01/30/16 Sandwich Shop    Answer
01/02/16 Ups and Downs    Answer
12/05/15 Cloverleaf    Answer
11/07/15 Double Take    Answer
10/10/15 Mystery Theater    Answer
09/12/15 What's What    Answer
08/15/15 Code Pairs    Answer
07/18/15 The Seven Cryptic Dwarfs    Answer
06/13/15 2 for Two    Answer
05/16/15 Spring Cleaning    Answer
04/18/15 Minor Adjustments    Answer
03/21/15 March Madness    Answer
02/21/15 Weather Update    Answer
01/24/15 Guidelines    Answer
12/27/14 Twenty-Six Out    Answer
11/29/14 Laddergram    Answer
11/01/14 Spoonermania    Answer
10/04/14 Special Delivery    Answer
09/06/14 Outbreak    Answer
08/09/14 Target Range    Answer
07/12/14 Family Reunion    Answer
06/14/14 Flower Cuttings    Answer
05/17/14 Rebuses    Answer
04/19/14 Egg Hunt    Answer
03/22/14 Omission Statement    Answer
02/22/14 Featured Event    Answer
01/25/14 For Starters    Answer
12/28/13 Windup    Answer
11/30/13 In The Shop    Answer
11/02/13 Choices    Answer
10/05/13 High Frequency    Answer
09/07/13 Alphabet Soup    Answer
08/10/13 Jigsaw    Answer
06/29/13 Fireworks    Answer
06/15/13 Loose Ends    Answer
05/18/13 Pyramid Scheme    Answer
04/20/13 Crossword Kit    Answer
03/23/13 What's My Line?    Answer
02/23/13 Musical Chairs    Answer
01/26/13 Surprise    Answer
12/29/12 Snowflake    Answer
12/01/12 Patchwork    Answer
11/03/12 Missing Links    Answer
10/06/12 Connect the Dots    Answer
09/08/12 Shakedown    Answer
08/11/12 Finish Line    Answer
07/14/12 Five-Day Forecast    Answer
06/16/12 Roundabout    Answer
05/19/12 Primary Concerns    Answer
04/21/12 Ecopuzzle    Answer
03/24/12 Common Sense    Answer
02/25/12 Slide Show    Answer
01/28/12 Anagrammania    Answer
12/31/11 X's and O's    Answer
12/03/11 Stuck Up    Answer
11/05/11 Eights    Answer
10/08/11 Asteroids    Answer
09/10/11 Loops    Answer
08/13/11 Cryptic Golf    Answer
07/16/11 Pinwheel    Answer
06/18/11 A Long and Winding Road    Answer
05/21/11 Message In A Bottle    Answer
04/23/11 Piggy Bank    Answer
03/26/11 Word Square    Answer
02/26/11 Picture This    Answer
01/29/11 Mixed Doubles    Answer
12/18/10 Starlights    Answer
11/20/10 Conversions    Answer
10/23/10 Seasonal Song    Answer
09/25/10 Outsiders    Answer
08/28/10 Digital Guide    Answer
07/31/10 Board Meeting    Answer
07/03/10 Keyholes    Answer
06/05/10 Merger Mania    Answer
05/08/10 What's In the Box    Answer
04/10/10 Circular Files    Answer
03/13/10 What Goes Around    Answer
02/13/10 Matchmaking    Answer
01/05/10 Relocation    Answer


8/10/2019 Double or Nothing
7/13/2019 Signposts
6/15/2019 Flower Center
5/18/2019 Three Trains Running
4/20/2019 Asteroids
3/23/2019 Connections
2/23/2019 Jigsaw
1/25/2019 Notification
12/29/2018 Bar Hopping
12/01/2018 Building Blocks
11/02/2018 Quilting Bee
10/06/2018 Lost and Found
09/08/2018 Downsizing
08/11/18 Travel Agency
7/14/28 Process of Discovery
06/16/18 Recycling Center
05/19/18 Hatchlings
4/21/18 Escape Room
03/24/18 Terrible Twosomes
02/24/18 Slide Show
01/27/18 Following Directions
12/30/17 Last Shift
12/02/17 Wrap Session
11/04/17 Checkerboard
10/07/17 Riddle Me This
09/09/17 Nines
08/12/17 Crime Caper
07/15/17 Climate Change
06/17/17 Three Out of Four
05/20/17 The X Factor
04/22/17 Machine-Edited
03/25/17 Balancing Act
02/25/17 Assembly Required
01/28/17 Left, Right and Center
12/31/16 Four Seasons
12/03/16 Round Table
11/05/16 Star Chart
10/08/16 Word Square
09/10/16 Choice Words
08/13/16 Relay Race
07/16/16 Inner Circle
06/18/16 Conflict Resolution
05/21/16 Rimshot
04/23/16 Correspondence
03/26/16 Shooting Hoops
02/27/16 Pairings
01/30/16 Sandwich Shop
01/02/16 Ups and Downs
12/05/15 Cloverleaf
11/07/15 Double Take
10/10/15 Mystery Theater
09/12/15 What's What
08/15/15 Code Pairs
07/18/15 The Seven Cryptic Dwarfs
06/13/15 2 for Two
05/16/15 Spring Cleaning
04/18/15 Minor Adjustments
03/21/15 March Madness
02/21/15 Weather Update
01/24/15 Guidelines
12/27/14 Twenty-Six Out
11/29/14 Laddergram
11/01/14 Spoonermania
10/04/14 Special Delivery
09/06/14 Outbreak
08/09/14 Target Range
07/12/14 Family Reunion
06/14/14 Flower Cuttings
05/17/14 Rebuses
04/19/14 Egg Hunt
03/22/14 Omission Statement
02/22/14 Featured Event
01/25/14 For Starters
12/28/13 Windup
11/30/13 In The Shop
11/02/13 Choices
10/05/13 High Frequency
09/07/13 Alphabet Soup
08/10/13 Jigsaw
06/29/13 Fireworks
06/15/13 Loose Ends
05/18/13 Pyramid Scheme
04/20/13 Crossword Kit
03/23/13 What's My Line?
02/23/13 Musical Chairs
01/26/13 Surprise
12/29/12 Snowflake
12/01/12 Patchwork
11/03/12 Missing Links
10/06/12 Connect the Dots
09/08/12 Shakedown
08/11/12 Finish Line
07/14/12 Five-Day Forecast
06/16/12 Roundabout
05/19/12 Primary Concerns
04/21/12 Ecopuzzle
03/24/12 Common Sense
02/25/12 Slide Show
01/28/12 Anagrammania
12/31/11 X's and O's
12/03/11 Stuck Up
11/05/11 Eights
10/08/11 Asteroids
09/10/11 Loops
08/13/11 Cryptic Golf
07/16/11 Pinwheel
06/18/11 A Long and Winding Road
05/21/11 Message In A Bottle
04/23/11 Piggy Bank
03/26/11 Word Square
02/26/11 Picture This
01/29/11 Mixed Doubles
12/18/10 Starlights
11/20/10 Conversions
10/23/10 Seasonal Song
09/25/10 Outsiders
08/28/10 Digital Guide
07/31/10 Board Meeting
07/03/10 Keyholes
06/05/10 Merger Mania
05/08/10 What's In the Box
04/10/10 Circular Files
03/13/10 What Goes Around
02/13/10 Matchmaking
01/05/10 Relocation

puzzles initially assembled by Barry Haldiman, answers initially assembled by Michael F. Gill