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2013-03-24 23:00:03

Kids Across Parents Down will launch a new crossword game app for the iPad based on its nationally known collaborative crossword puzzle. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) March 24, 2013 Kids Across Parents Down, LLC of Matteson, IL is pleased to announce that in April 2013 will mark the launch of Kids Across Parents Down as an app on the iOS platform and will be available in the iTunes store. Kids Across Parents Down (KAPD) was launched in 2003 by Jan Buckner Walker. Known as “The Original...

2011-10-11 07:00:00

Premium online puzzles with a competitive twist. Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) October 11, 2011 PuzzleNation, a new online gaming community devoted to quality puzzle games, announced today the launch of its website puzzlenation.com. The new website offers free sample puzzles and feature-rich membership subscriptions. Visitors to the site will find exciting original puzzle games such as Crossword Raiders, StarSpell, Tanglewords, and GuessWorks; as well as premium classic puzzles like Crosswords,...

2011-08-08 09:50:00

Renowned Puzzle Master Lends His Expertise to the Cause NEW YORK, Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) is calling on crossword buffs, novices up for a challenge and others in between to participate in its inaugural National Brain Game Challenge, an online game of skill created by one of the nation's most admired puzzle masters. For the National Brain Game Challenge, Merl Reagle, whose popular Sunday crossword is syndicated in 50 newspapers...

2011-07-14 00:00:29

One of the world's top crossword writers, Myles Mellor, sponsors California Publishers Association show and creates award winning custom crosswords for MasterCard Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 12, 2011 Myles Mellor, the premier creator of custom crossword puzzles, was a sponsor at the annual summit meeting of the California Newspaper Publishers Association in April this year. Presenting a selection of his custom crossword work as well as his syndicated puzzle offerings, Mellor was a popular...

2011-04-13 00:00:27

Many forgotten and overlooked aspects of the American Civil War get fresh treatment this week from historians writing on the Encyclopaedia Britannica blog. Chicago, IL (Vocus/PRWEB) April 12, 2011 Years before Southern slaves were freed after the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln considered ending slavery not with emancipation but by deporting American slaves to Africa and the Caribbean. "His motive, though misguided, came from his profound personal fear about the oppression of...

2011-04-08 00:00:28

Diamond Crosswords outsell NY Times crossword titles on Kindle Store at Amazon Los Angeles (PRWEB) April 7, 2011 Last weekend a new type of crossword, Diamond Crosswords tm, outsold every NY Times crossword title on the Amazon Kindle and at one point shot to #43 on the all Kindle rankings. This happened over a three-day period starting with the release of Diamond crosswords on Kindle on March 30, 2011. Diamond Crosswords is now ranked #1 in the crosswords category. The "Easy Diamond...

2011-03-01 07:15:00

ARLINGTON, Va., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The OCTO puzzle, a new math and logic brainteaser designed to challenge Sudoku as the popular puzzle of choice, is now protected by U.S. Patent Number 7,887,055, issued February 15, 2011. The inventor, Doug Gardner, is a government computer security expert from Arlington, Virginia who filed for the patent in October of 2008. The OCTO puzzle expands on Sudoku by introducing several new elements, including a background of octagons, diagonals made...

2011-02-13 09:21:00

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Feb. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bananagrams®, Inc., the creators of BANANAGRAMS®, the award-winning anagram tile game named Toy Fair 2009 "Game of the Year," announced the release of ZIP-IT®, a two-player crossword race that can be played anytime, anywhere in as little as 20 seconds, and Fruitominoes®, the domino game that connects fruit instead of dots. For players ages seven and up, ZIP-IT (SRP: $...

2010-12-21 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22: CROSSWORD PUZZLES Profile America -- Wednesday, December 22nd. One of the world's most popular word games appeared for the first time this week in 1913, in the Sunday edition of the New York World. That's when the first crossword puzzle, created by journalist Arthur Wynne,...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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