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## A Pair Of Fivers Holds The Key To Each Of This Week's Little Riddles

Every answer in this week's puzzle is a five-letter word said twice, in two different meanings. Answer the clues to get the phrases.

#### A Pair Of Fivers Holds The Key To Each Of This Week's Little Riddles

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## First And Last Two Letters Are Key To Solve This Puzzle That's Not So Easy

Every answer this week takes the last two letters from a category chosen to create a new word.

#### First And Last Two Letters Are Key To Solve This Puzzle That's Not So Easy

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## Feeling Puzzled? Just Take An Amble Down D St.

Every answer this week is a familiar two-word phrase or name in which the first word ends in -D and the second word starts with ST-.

#### Feeling Puzzled? Just Take An Amble Down D St.

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## 5 Letters With Which To Play, Here's A Puzzle To Blow You Away

This week's puzzle lets you create categories based on the word "winds" in honor of March's fierce winds.

#### 5 Letters With Which To Play, Here's A Puzzle To Blow You Away

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#### And This Puzzle's Winner Is ...

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## The Phrase Or Name Is Familiar: Try This Puzzle And See What They Are

Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase or name in which the first word ends in the letter -E, and the second word starts GO-.

#### The Phrase Or Name Is Familiar: Try This Puzzle And See What They Are

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## Take One Letter Away, And Here's A Puzzle To Marry Two Words All Day

In this week's puzzle, change one letter of each word and rearrange the result to get a new word that can follow it, to complete a common two-word phrase.

#### Take One Letter Away, And Here's A Puzzle To Marry Two Words All Day

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## From Gangland To San Fran, Here's A Puzzle With A Grand Plan

Every answer given in this week's puzzle is a compound word or a familiar two-word phrase, in which each part contains the consecutive letters A-N.

#### From Gangland To San Fran, Here's A Puzzle With A Grand Plan

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## Stuck In The Middle With U — Or A, Or B ...

For every six-letter word given in this week's puzzle, insert two letters in the exact center to complete a familiar eight-letter word.

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#### Shake Off The Wintry Weather, And Warm Up With A Puzzle

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## It May Be Topsy-Turvy, But This Puzzle Still Invites Categorization

For every category given in this week's challenge, name something in the category whose first two letters are the last two letters of the category's name.

#### It May Be Topsy-Turvy, But This Puzzle Still Invites Categorization

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## Looking For Something To Wear? Just Scramble Some Letters

Every answer in this week's puzzle is the name of an article of apparel. For each anagram given, name the item.

#### Looking For Something To Wear? Just Scramble Some Letters

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#### O Say Can You See, What The 2 Blanks Might Be?

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## Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot, At Least Recall These Headline-Grabbers

As the end of the year approaches, there's no better time to look back at the months that were. Here's a challenge featuring the names of people who made news in 2015.

#### Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot, At Least Recall These Headline-Grabbers

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## Yule Never Guess The Theme To This Week's Song-Filled Puzzle

Are you in the mood for Christmas carols? Well, you're in luck, puzzlers: Every answer this week is the name of a Christmas carol or song — mostly carols.