Patent Number: 6,308,954

Title: Integrated crossword and circle-a-word puzzle

Abstract: An integrated crossword and circle-a-word puzzle includes a number of open spaces defining an interlocking crossword region and a number of preprinted letters which replace the black squares present in traditional crossword puzzles. The crossword region includes a number of spaces defining at least one across word and one down word. The preprinted letters include a number of circle-a-word preprinted letters and circle-a-word camouflage letters. During the process of solving the puzzle, the circle-a-word words are circled. Circle-a-word words may have one or more circle-a-word preprinted letters and may have one or more circle-a-word spaces within the crossword region. In this circumstance, the letter added to the circle-a-word space adds to the solution of the crossword region. In a preferred version of the puzzle, a number of open spaces within the crossword region are defined by an indicator to be unscramble-a-word spaces. When all of the unscramble-a-word spaces are filled with letters, the unscramble-a-word letters which belong in these spaces may be unscrambled into an unscramble-a-word solution.

Inventors: Breeler; George L (Reno, NV)


International Classification: A63F 9/00 (20060101); A63F 9/06 (20060101); A63F 3/04 (20060101); A63F 009/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018