Word Mine Puzzles
The objective in CRpuzzles' Word Mine is to anagram as many 4- and
5-letter words as possible using the letters in the puzzle master word
or phrase. A letter may be used to form a new word only as many times
as it appears in the master. The official Word Mine puzzle word list
is composed of common words; words not eligible are those beginning
with a capital letter, plurals, present-tense verbs ending in "S"
("sees," for example), contractions, and hyphenated words. CRpuzzles'
Java computer tool will track the number of words on the official
list as the solver anagrams them.
(Haven't "mined" enough words today? Then click to go to the daily
Word Mine Puzzle at All-Star Puzzles.)
- Maple Syrup
Pancakes need topping, and 71 4-
and 50 5-letter words of MAPLE SYRUP
PANCAKES for breakfast and a Word Mine
of 23 4-long and 12 5-long words start
the day out right.
- Houston, Texas
Visit HOUSTON, TEXAS and find
61 and 34 words of lengths 4
- Peter Pan
Fly through this Word Mine of
34 and 7 4-long and 5-long words
made from PETER PAN--then celebrate
with a peanut butter sandwich.
- Larry King Live
He does a great interview, and
we salute Larry King with this
puzzle of 81 4-letter and 67
5-letter words anagrammable from
LARRY KING LIVE.
Throw caution to the winds and
find 29 4- and 14 5-long words
- Plodded Along
If you just PLODDED ALONG you'd
eventually anagram 72 and 33 4-
and 5-letter words from the phrase.
Strict VIGILANCE will reward
the solver with 33 4-long and
23 5-long words.
- Gomer Pyle, USMC
Shazam! A Word Mine Challenger of 114
4-letter and 78 5-letter words that can
be anagrammed from GOMER PYLE, USMC.
You won't need them much longer,
so make 21 and 6 4- and 5-long
words from EARMUFFS while you're
still wearing them.
- Baked Potato
A meal in itself, the BAKED POTATO is
stuffed with 34 4- and 14 5-long words.
- Peace of Mind
You'll have plenty of PEACE OF MIND
after solving this Word Mine of
90 4-letter and 45 5-letter words.
Slice through this Word Mine of
42 4- and 19 5-long words anagrammed
In honor of Valentine's Day today, let us
call you SWEETHEARTS in 44 4-letter and
48 5-letter words.
SNOWBOARDING is a very exciting sport. For
those desiring a little less thrill, CRpuzzles
offers this puzzle of 78 and 52 4-long and
- Meter Maid
If you don't put 58 4- and 33
5-letter words into the parking
meter, the METER MAID will write
you a ticket.
The solver will be drawn to this
Word Mine of 33 4-long and 21 5-long
words derived from CHARISMATIC.
- Chef Boy-Ar-Dee
While you're cooking up 85 and
64 4- and 5-letter words from
CHEF BOY-AR-DEE, enjoy a can of
- Hors D'Ouevres
A snack by any other name means
45 4-long and 33 5-long words made
from HORS D'OUEVRES.
- Mrs. Doubtfire
Robin Williams stars in the Word Mine
Challenger for January, 2002, as MRS.
DOUBTFIRE--can you make 124 4-letter
and 89 5-letter words from the title
- Irving Berlin
Irving Berlin favored us with so many
great songs that we say God Bless IRVING
BERLIN with this 26 4-long and 16 5-long
- Below Freezing
It's BELOW FREEZING in much of the
U. S., and CRpuzzles is no exception
(actually it's 72 in San Diego, but we
don't want to rub it in). Warm up by
making 93 and 70 4- and 5-letter words
from the phrase.
AMSTERDAM, city of canals and tulips,
of Rembrandt and Anne Frank, of 37
4-letter and 18 5-letter words.
Solvers can build great CAMARADERIE
by making 44 4- and 35 5-long words
in this puzzle.
- Grape Nuts
Love those little hard pellets that
get in your tummy and lie there. You'll
love anagramming 83 4-letter and 50
5-letter words from GRAPE NUTS.
- Tony Blair
CRpuzzles salutes America's friends with
this Word Mine of 50 4-long and 26 5-long
words made from TONY BLAIR.
- Death Valley
Ronald Reagan used to host "Death Valley
Days." We host "DEATH VALLEY Word Mine,"
with 38 and 27 4-letter and 5-letter words.
- Cherry Cheesecake
Ummm Ummm Good! Our favorite dessert becomes
the solvers' snack: anagram 42 and 27 4- and
5-letter words from CHERRY CHEESECAKE.
- Tijuana, Mexico
"South of the Border," you can have a good
time exploring San Diego's neighbor. Or, you
can enjoy finding 69 4-long and 34 5-long words
from the letters in TIJUANA, MEXICO.
- Destiny's Child
"Get on the Bus" and anagram 74 4-letter and
48 5-letter words from the hot R&B group's name.
- San Diego Zoo
When you visit southern California, see the world
famous San Diego Zoo and the Wild Animal Park in
Escondido, not only for their great animal
adventures, but also for their beautiful botanical
gardens. Meanwhile, enjoy the adventure of making
39 4-letter and 23 5-letter words from SAN DIEGO ZOO.
- Asparagus Tips
Enjoy a tasty vegetable and a tasty
Word Mine puzzle: anagram 34 4-long and
15 5-long words from ASPARAGUS TIPS.
- Father Time
Father Time has taken away 2001 and given
us a brand new beginning. Begin 2002
by making 67 and 35 4- and 5-letter words
from FATHER TIME.
- Musical Chairs
Who will be left sitting after anagramming
53 4-long and 33 5-long words from MUSICAL
- Drew Carey
He's goofy but we like him. It would be funny
to find 34 and 23 4- and 5-letter words in
- Mr. Potato Head
If you got a MR. POTATO HEAD for Christmas,
enjoy. If not, enjoy making 121 4-long and
72 5-long words from the classic toy's name.
- Silent Night
We conclude caroling week with the most
famous of all: SILENT NIGHT. Can you
anagram 37 and 30 4- and 5-letter
words from the wonderful carol?
- Boughs of Holly
"Deck the Halls," with what? BOUGHS
OF HOLLY, of course, and the 35 4- and
19 5-long words that can be made from
- Deck the Halls
CRpuzzles celebrates the season with a week
of caroling, as we DECK THE HALLS with 86
4-letter and 69 4-letter words.
- J. R. R. Tolkien
In anticipation of next week's release of
The Lord of the Rings movie, CRpuzzles
says "Go, Frodo, Go" with this puzzle of 46
4-long and 23 5-long words made from J.R.R.
- Nuts and Bolts
You can get into the NUTS AND BOLTS
of Word Mines with this 68 and 32 4-
and 5-letter word tester.
- John Madden
Sunday football is fun-day football
with his colorful color commentary.
Can you draw 29 4- and 11 5-long
words from JOHN MADDEN?
- Quoth the Raven
... Nevermore than 75 4-letter
and 59 5-letter words can be found.
You can get many of the 68 and 22
4-letter and 5-letter words in this
Word Mine with your first reactions.
... makes for an economical puzzle
of 17 and 10 4- and 5-long words.
CRpuzzles Word Mine Challenger for
November is a dose of difficulty:
115 4-letter and 57 5-letter words
measured from TABLESPOON.
You can move to the foreground if
you anagram 61 4-letter and 28
5-letter words from BACKGROUND.
- Hot Wheels
New toys come and go, but Mattel's
little metal vehicles go on and on.
Can you mold 24 4-long and 16 5-long
words from the letters in HOT WHEELS?
- Rear Admiral
We salute an officer and a
gentleman with 52 and 22
4-letter and 5-letter words
anagrammed from REAR ADMIRAL.
- Goal Line
To cross the GOAL LINE in this
puzzle, the solver has to anagram
22 4-long and 10 5-long words from
- Plymouth Rock
CRpuzzles celebrates Thanksgiving
with this Word Mine of 84 4- and 53
5-long words made from the Pilgrims'
landing place in America.
- Harry Potter
Today's the day. The long-anticipated
film of Harry Potter and the Sorceror's
Stone hits theaters. CRpuzzles
suggests you solve this Word Mine Puzzle
of 61 and 37 4- and 5-letter words and
wait for the lines to shorten.
Whether you have it with chicken or
with cheese, you can make 47 4-letter
and 23 5-letter common words from
- Tight Squeeze
It shouldn't be too tight a
squeeze to squeeze 20 4- and
18 5-letter words from TIGHT
- Mighty Ducks
Ice hockey has returned for the 2001-2 season
and so have the MIGHTY DUCKS; can you score a
goal by anagramming 51 4-letter and 29 5-letter
words from the team's name.
Rub your FOREHEAD until you find 31
4-letter and 11 5-letter words.
- Kevin Spacey
Catch American Beauty Oscar-winner KEVIN
SPACEY in his new movie K-PAX, then catch
71 and 40 4- and 5-long words in his name.
Make short work of this puzzle
of 42 and 27 4- and 5-letter words
made from LONGWINDED.
- USED CARS
No kidding, folks, this spotless
Word Mine puzzle of 25 4- and 15
5-long words anagrammed from USED
CARS has only been test solved by
a little old lady from Tulsa.
- Jack O' Lantern
What would Halloween be without a
JACK O'LANTERN, and what would October
be without CRpuzzles' 91 4-letter and
64 5-letter words Challenger of the month?
It won't be serendipitous for you
to discover 77 4-long and 66 5-long
words in the letters of SERENDIPITY.
- Cosmo Kramer
Michael Richards still makes us
laugh as the irrepressible Cosmo
Kramer on "Seinfeld" reruns, and
COSMO KRAMER makes 52 4-long and
22 5-long words.
"That's what you are"--when you find
38 and 29 4- and 5-letter words in
- American Flag
CRpuzzles waves the Stars and Stripes
and salutes the heroes of September 11
with this puzzle of 99 and 75 4- and
- Rush Hour Two
Lighten up with Jackie Chan and
Chris Tucker in Rush Hour 2
and with this Word Mine of 24 4-letter
and 14 5-letter words.
- The Practice
We recommend making watching the top-notch
drama "The Practice" a regular practice. We
also recommend making solving Word Mine
puzzles, like this one of 67 4-letter and
62 5-letter words anagrammed from the series'
title, a regular practice
We honor Christopher Columbus on his
day with this puzzle of 33 and 25
4-long and 5-long words found in
- Autumn Leaves
Is anything more exhilarating than
beautiful AUTUMN LEAVES rustling in
a crisp fall breeze? (And dropping
82 4- and 49 5-long words to the ground.)
- Barry Bonds
CRpuzzles tips its cap to the new
Home Run King, BARRY BONDS. The
43 words (28 4-long and 15 5-long)
in today's Word Mine fall far short
of the fantastic 73 four-baggers
the Giants slugger hit this season.
- Best of All
Best of all, you'll feel successful
when you anagram 64 and 26 4- and 5-long
words from BEST OF ALL.
Play a tune of 29 4-long and
10 5-long words on your XYLOPHONE.
- A Little Knowledge
... is a dangerous thing, but a lot
of knowledge of words will be an asset
in attempting the September Word Mine
Challenger of 188 words of length 4
and 118 of length 5 derived from
A LIITLE KNOWLEDGE.
- Joe Palooka, Boxer
He was World Champion of the comics
and now he is World Champion of the
puzzles with 80 4-long and 35 5-long
words punched from JOE PALOOKA, BOXER.
We guarantee that you'll make 33 and 22
4- and 5-letter words from GUARANTEE in
no time at all or we will refund your
- Straight Razor
Not many men use one today, and not
many words, 35 4-long and 30 5-long,
can be anagrammed from the letters
in STRAIGHT RAZOR.
- Solar System
Find 92 4-letter and 60 5-letter words
in the vast reaches of SOLAR SYSTEM, then
visit http://www.solarviews.com to find neat
facts about the planets and moons.
- Elvis Presley
The CRpuzzles Word Mine solver won't
be lonesome tonight rocking and rolling
42 4-letter and 27 5-letter words from
the King's name.
- Buffalo Bills
Help the other New York team reach the
Super Bowl by finding 32 4-letter and
6 5-letter words in BUFFALO BILLS.
CRpuzzles presents the QUINTESSENTIAL Word
Mine Puzzle-- an even dozen, 66,
4-letter and an even dozen, 66,
5-letter words found in the letters
of the keyword.
- Woody Woodpecker
"Guess Who?!!" Yes, it's that wacky
red-headed bird. Can you get 70 and 51
4- and 5-letter word from WOODY WOODPECKER
before he turns you into a blathering
September is a favorite month for
CRpuzzles: cooler weather, football
Friday nights, and a new TV season.
The only thing missing are the 24 and
14 4- and 5-long words that can be made
- Spell It Out
Spell out the 59 4-letter and 30
5-letter words that can be made
from SPELL IT OUT.
- Raggedy Ann
A freckled face under a mop of red hair
could only be RAGGEDY ANN with her 33 and
14 4- and 5-long words for today's Word Mine
- Today Is Labor Day
TODAY IS LABOR DAY, 2001, so take some
of your time off to work 101 4-letter
and 73 5-letter words from the keyword
- Social Security
Let's hope anagramming the August
Word Mine Challenger into 147 4-long
and 135 5-long words won't take so
long the solver will be on SOCIAL
SECURITY when he's done--or worse,
if on, off.
- Puzzles Equal Fun
... and here PUZZLES EQUAL FUN-ding
54 4-letter and 25 5-letter
words in the keyword phrase.
- West Side Story
"There's a place for" Maria and Tony
right here, deriving 69 and 67 4-long
and 5-long words from the great Braodway
musical before Officer Krupke finds his
- Hide and Seek
There are 47 and 31 4- and
5-letter words playing HIDE
AND SEEK with the solver in
today's Word Mine puzzle.
Slice off a piece of that Summertime
treat, WATERMELON, seeded with 96 words
of length 4 and 50 of length 5.
- Traffic Jams
Next time you're in one of those
freeway TRAFFIC JAMS, make 31 4-long
and 12 5-long words out of it.
- Washing Machine
Clean up with 80 4-letter and
45 5-letter words anagrammed from
- Fly Me to the Moon
... and let me play among the
56 and 33 words of lengths 4 and 5
in today's puzzle.
- A King's Ransom
It won't cost A KING'S RANSOM
of your time to anagram 48 and 30
4- and 5-long words from today's phrase.
- Austin Powers
Yeah, Baby! Shag until you drop
all 181 4-letter and 144 5-letter
words from our Man of Mystery in
July's Word Mine Puzzle Challenger.
- Boston Red Sox
Will this be the summer the Bosox get
to the World Series? Hit one over the
Green Monster by scoring 57 4-long
and 37 5-long words from BOSTON RED SOX.
- Quotation Marks
Put "" around 106 4-letter and 77
5-letter words formed from QUOTATION
- Goody Two-Shoes
We'll just call you good if you get
27 4- and 21 5-long words from
- Alice Springs
First go to the middle of nowhere, then
drive another 100 miles and you'll be
in Alice Springs, practically the only
civilization in a 1,000 miles of Outback.
If you need something civilized to do in
the middle of a hot day, anagram 104 and
105 4- and 5-letter words from ALICE SPRINGS.
- Pinocchio's Nose
PINOCCHIO'S NOSE grows and grows, as
does the Word Mine solver's confidence
after finding the 42 4-long and 31 5-long
words in today's puzzle.
- Kathleen Turner
From Romancing the Stone through
Peggy Sue Got Married and Serial
Mom, we've loved her work; now the
solver can work on 85 4- and 47 5-long
words derived from KATHLEEN TURNER.
- Driver's License
You can pass this test of 56 4-letter
and 64 5-letter words and get your
Word Mine DRIVER'S LICENSE.
- Stars & Stripes
Have a Happy 4th of July with our red, white,
& blue Word Mine of 48 4-letter and 37
5-letter words made from STARS & STRIPES.
- Anchors Aweigh
Go Navy! set sail with CRpuzzles' June
Word Mine Challenger: we have found
131 4-letter and 120 5-letter words
in "ANCHORS AWEIGH."
- Ferris Wheel
Ride this enduring carnival favorite and
find the 36 4-long and 28 5-long words
anagrammed from FERRIS WHEEL.
- Pork Barbecue
Dish up 73 and 39 4- and 5-letter
words with your PORK BARBECUE.
- Moe, Larry, Curly
"Oh, yeah, take that!" "Bonk!" The
Three Stooges will always be the
slaphappy kings of slapstick, and
CRpuzzles pokes fingers in your eyes
with 65 4-letter and 47 5-letter
words in honor of MOE, LARRY, CURLY.
- Scuba Divers
Scuba diving is fantastic way to see
a whole different world--or stay dry
and dive into this puzzle of 81 4-long
and 64 5-long words anagrammed from
- Krispy Kremes
CRpuzzles eds. can't resist these
sugary delights, so we tempt the solver
with a Word Mine puzzle of 34 4-letter
and 23 5-letter words made from KRISPY
- Sleepy Hollow
With visions of delightful summer days--blue
skies, a babbling brook, birds singing--and
that horrid Headless Horseman nowhere in sight,
we have anagrammed 50 and 25 4- and 5-long words
from SLEEPY HOLLOW.
- The Mummy Returns
Great special effects make The
Mummy Returns, now in theaters
everywhere, a must-see movie. Then
you can unwrap 56 4-letter and 60
5-letter words from the title letters.
In this half of CRpuzzles Word Mine
Daily Double, tread the famous Atlantic
City BOARDWALK, where you'll find
25 4-long and 8 5-long words.
- Atlantic City
In this half of our Word Mine Daily
Double, find great beaches, great
entertainment, and 15 and 16 4- and
5-letter words in ATLANTIC CITY.
- Wedding Cake
The June Bride and Groom stand atop
the WEDDING CAKE, iced with 58 4-long
and 30 5-long words.
- Mister Sandman
"Send me a dream" of 115 4-letter
and 85 5-letter words anagrammed
from MISTER SANDMAN in our May
Challenger Word Mine.
- Grand Canyon
For an experience you'll never forget,
ride a mule down into Arizona's
greatest spectacle. For 1/100 the
excitement, try to find the 21 and 20
4- and 5-long words made from GRAND
- Memorial Day
CRpuzzles celebrates MEMORIAL DAY,
2001, with this puzzle of 84 4-letter
and 48 5-letter words.
Wash all that picnic food down with
LEMONADE and a Word Mine of 40 4-long
and 17 5-long words.
- Baked Beans
No picnic is complete without
BAKED BEANS and the 31 and 14
words of lengths 4 and 5 in the
We start CRpuzzles Word Mine
Picnic Week with 52 4-letter
and 30 5-letter words grilled
Enter the Colisseum where 46
and 13 4- and 5-long words made
from the Oscar-winner await the
- Mt. Kilimanjaro
68 4-letter and 25 5-letter
words "peak" through the clouds
of MT. KILIMANJARO.
- See No Evil
The solver will see evil
among the 25 4- and 8 5-long words
in SEE NO EVIL.
- Laverne & Shirley
"Sclemeel, schlemazel, hasenfeffer ..." You
won't find those words among the 93 4-long
and 88 5-long words we anagrammed from
"LAVERNE & SHIRLEY."
- Harrison Ford
Indiana Jones, Han Solo, Jack Ryan--he
thrilled us by making them real, and
now HARRISON FORD thrills us in this
Word Mine of 40 and 19 words of lengths
4 and 5.
- Main Street
Every town has one, Sinclair Lewis
had a great one, and CRpuzzles has
74 4- and 58 5-letter words in its
Use your computer peripheral to enter the
34 4-letter and 23 5-letter words we
derived from KEYBOARD.
- Apple Blossom
"I'll be with you, In Apple Blossom
time" at the 74th Shenandoah Apple
Blossom Festival in Winchester, VA,
from May 2-May 6, 2001. Meanwhile,
Rome-ing around munching a Big McIntosh,
we made a Delicious puzzle of 72 4- and
30 5-long words from APPLE BLOSSOM.
Michael Flatley and company
dance up a storm on stage.
On the CRpuzzles stage, 55 4-long
and 48 5-long words fast step
in the letters of RIVERDANCE.
- Charles Dickens
175 4-letter and 164 5-letter words
anagrammed from CHARLES DICKENS make
this Word Mine Challenger for April
a "dickens" of a puzzle.
- Baseball Hall of Fame
We found 79 4- and 33 5-letter
words on our visit to the BASEBALL
HALL OF FAME. We hope someday
you'll visit the shrine to America's
pastime in Cooperstown, N. Y.
- Frozen Foods
While we were in the FROZEN
FOODS section, we picked up
28 and 14 4- and 5-long words.
- Orange Julius
Next time you're at the mall,
enjoy one of their tasty orange
or berry blends. In the meantime,
enjoy this Word Mine of 97 4-letter
and 79 5-letter words anagrammed
from ORANGE JULIUS.
- Mont Blanc
Climbing this MONT BLANC won't
be too difficult: we made 29
4-long and 8 5-long words from
the letters in the Alpine peak.
- Yankee Girl
CRpuzzles touts tulip time
with the 59 4- and 46 5-letter
words made from the gorgeous
- Emeril Lagasse
We love watching him cook,
so we cooked up this puzzle
of 67 4-letter and 49 5-letter
words anagrammed from EMERIL
- Library Card
Use your LIBRARY CARD and check
out this 31 4- and 14 5-long
We're going to DISNEYLAND for
this puzzle of 45 4-long and 30
We conclude Space Week with our 100th
Word Mine puzzle of 48 4-letter and 47
5-letter words made from COPERNICUS.
The great astronomer got most of it
right when it was safer to have it all
- April Love
"April Love is for the very young,"
sang Pat Boone. But APRIL LOVE is
for everybody, and so is this word
mine of 51 4- and 24 5-long words.
- Cal Ripken, Jr.
We celebrate a new baseball season
and the return of the Baltimore Orioles'
Ironman by anagramming 83 4-letter and
44 5-letter words from CAL RIPKEN, JR.
- Lost in Space
You won't be LOST IN SPACE, but
you'll be lost to the world for some
time solving this Word Mine of 150
4-letter and 112 5-letter words.
- Flat Tire
AAA can't help with this FLAT TIRE
of 40 4- and 26 5-long words.
- Mister Ed
"Willlburrr!" A horse is a horse,
of course, of course. And a puzzle
is a puzzle--unless it's a Word Mine
of 41 and 23 words of lengths 4 and
5 from the letters in MISTER ED.
We go Up, Down, Up, Down, Up, Down
to anagram 58 and 39 4- and 5-long
words from ESCALATOR.
- Captain Kangaroo
CRpuzzles tips its cap to TV's consummate
children's entertainer with this
Word Mine of 79 4-long and 50 5-long
words anagrammed from CAPTAIN KANGAROO.
With the smooth strains of Kenny G
in the background, let's play our
way to 33 4-letter and 11 5-letter
words made from SAXOPHONES.
- Empire State
Not just the Big Apple but the
whole EMPIRE STATE goes into this
tough Word Mine puzzle of 86 4-
and 59 5-letter words.
- Double Down
DOUBLE DOWN for a double payoff
when you finish this puzzle of
39 and 23 4- and 5-long words.
- The Joke's On You
Just kidding! This medium Word
Mine of 54 4-long and 33 5-long
words is serious stuff. Just
- Bart Simpson
"Don't have a cow, man" while you
try to anagram 81 4-letter and 53
5-letter words from TV's enfant
terrible, BART SIMPSON. "Aye
- Genghis Khan
This Word Mine of 25 and 17 4-long
and 5-long words anagrammed from
GENGHIS KHAN should be easy to
- Spring Training
Spring training for big league
baseball players and SPRING TRAINING
for Word Mine solvers: 46 common
4-letter and 21 common 5-letter words
found in the keyword phrase.
If you have PRINCIPLES, you have
25 4-letter and 20 5-letter words.
- Downhill Skier
Before the 2000-01 skiing season
ends, we run a giant slalom through
DOWNHILL SKIER to find 125 4- and
96 5-long words.
- Lake Huron
If you take this Great Lake you can
make 47 4-letter and rake 9 5-letter
words from it.
- World Almanac
The WORLD ALMANAC is a terrific
resource for finding things--like
52 4- and 29 5-long words.
- San Francisco
Open your Golden Gate and give us
19 4-letter and 17 5-letter words.
- Geo. Washington
We cannot tell a lie. CRpuzzles celebrates
Presidents' Day by chopping GEO. WASHINGTON
into 103 4- and 70 5-letter words.
- Who's Next In Line?
The solver doesn't have to take a
number to anagram 82 and 55 4-long
and 5-long words from WHO'S NEXT IN
- Cannery Row
A walk down John Steinbeck's
CANNERY ROW will net
37 4-letter and 25 5-letter words.
- A Dozen Roses
Hint time, husbands. A DOZEN ROSES
make 44 4-long and 31 5-long words
today and a smiling wife tomorrow.
- Britney Spears
Oops! CRpuzzles does it again, concluding
Word Mine Pop Music Week with a huge concert
of 123 and 114 4- and 5-letters words from
- Purple Rain
CRpuzzles salutes pop music
innovator Prince with 50 4- and
28 5-long words made from the
letters in "PURPLE RAIN".
In the first puzzle of Word Mine Pop
Music Week, we anagram 80 4-letter
and 48 5-letter words from those
enduring screamers AEROSMITH.
Celebrate Groundhog Day with a trip to
PUNXSUTAWNEY and find 58 4- and 25
5-letter words holed up in Phil's home
town. If Phil sees his shadow, bundle up.
And if you see Bill Murray, say, "Hello,"
and "Hello," and "Hello," and ...
- Food For Thought
Today's Word Mine Puzzle is real
FOOD FOR THOUGHT. Nourish the
mind by milking 37 4-letter words
and 17 5-letter words from the
- Magazine Cover
You'll belong on the cover of
CRpuzzles on-line puzzle magazine
if you anagram the 94 and 81 4-long
and 5-long words from MAGAZINE COVER.
That's belong, not be.
- Cat's Cradle
Can you loop the letters in Kurt
Vonnegut's classic novel to string
together 50 4- and 44 5-letter words?
- Don Quixote
Tilt at windmills. Reach the
unreachable star. Be quixotic and
find 28 4-letter and 17 5-letter
words in The Man of La Mancha's name.
- Major General
The solver will command 3 stars by
anagramming 60 and 43 4- and 5-long
words from MAJOR GENERAL--and that
will earn a promotion to Lieutenant
General of Word Mine Puzzles.
- Pop-Up Toaster
Don't get burnt, pita little muffin.
Slice 82 4-letter and 59 5-letter
words from POP-UP TOASTER.
- Ricky Martin
You'll be "Livin' La Vida Loca" when you
anagram 39 4- and 15 5-letter words from
- World Wide Web
Search the WORLD WIDE WEB to
find 50 4-long and 40 5-long
words among its letters.
- Alpine Lodge
On your next ski trip, pass an
evening in front of the fire with
this hard puzzle of 94 4-long and
55 5-long words anagrammed from
- Word Mine
A Word Mine Puzzle made from
Word Mine. We found 42 4- and
21 5-long common words using
the letters in WORD MINE.
- Joker's Wild
Not a game of poker, not the
TV game show--the Word Mine game
of 58 4-letter and 34 5-letter
words found in JOKER'S WILD.
- The Big Bopper
More than "Chantilly lace, and a pretty
face" is needed to find the 45 4- and
33 5-long words anagrammed from THE BIG
- N'Djamena, Chad
We've had Hanging Chads and Pregnant Chads,
but until now we've never had an N'DJAMENA,
CHAD. Can you find the 23 4-letter and 11
5-letter words made from the letters in the
African nation's and its capital's names?
- Auld Lang Syne
CRpuzzles toasts 2001 with 63 4-
and 35 5-letter words anagrammed
from "AULD LANG SYNE."
- Father Time
Here he comes to peel away page
2000 from Earth's endless calendar.
Can you peel 61 4- and 30 5-letter
words from FATHER TIME?
- Brooklyn Bridge
An end of the year toughie: cross
over into Manhattan to collect 120
4-letter and 104 5-letter words made
from BROOKLYN BRIDGE.
- Ebenezer Scrooge
CRpuzzles hopes you wake up on
this morning with the same joy
Dickens' immortal character does.
Celebrate with this puzzle of 34
4-long and 30 5-long words anagrammed
from EBENEZER SCROOGE.
- Silent Night
A Christmas Carol favorite gives
us a 36 and 29 4- and 5-letter
- Hank Williams
HANK WILLIAMS "Saw the Light" and gave
us "Your Cheatin' Heart" and "Lovesick
Blues." Can you see the 51 4-letter
and 20 5-letter words all "Jambalaya"-ed
up in the Country Music legend's name?
- Brussels Sprouts
You may not like BRUSSELS SPROUTS
but you'll like this puzzle of 82
4- and 53 5-letter words made from
the letters in the veggie's name.
- Girl Scout
No cookies, just 40 4-long and
15 5-long words made from the
letters in GIRL SCOUT.
- Practical Joke
CRpuzzles's idea of a PRACTICAL JOKE
is to loose this wicked--136 4-letter
and 79 5-letter--Word Mine Puzzle on
the unsuspecting solver. Get all the
words and the joke's on us.
- Dutch Treat
Let's make a date: we'll treat you
to this Word Mine Puzzle and you
bring 47 4- and 38 5-letter words
anagrammed from DUTCH TREAT.
- Cellular Phone
It's everywhere you look: cars, malls,
the ball game, the ballet. CRpuzzles
has turned its annoyance with the
CELLULAR PHONE into an 114 4-letter
and 83 5-letter Challenger Word Mine
puzzle that should annoy even the
- Pearl Jam
"Light Years" since 1992's "Jeremy,"
PEARL JAM remains unique. We've found
24 and 6 unique 4- and 5-long words by
anagramming the letters in the band's name.
Four and twenty blackbirds may have been
baked into a pie, but 49 4-letter and 12
5-letter words are baked into BLACKBIRDS.
- Tom Cruise
Through all the Risky Business of being a
Top Gun to looking for A Few Good Men
and finding one in Jerry Maguire, Tom Cruise
has totally entertained us. And there's more fun
to come--in this Word Mine of 60 4-letter and 36
5-letter words anagrammed from TOM CRUISE.
- Personal Foul
Basketball season is bouncing in again,
but CRpuzzles won't whistle the solver
for charging into this Word Mine of
115 4-long words and 69 5-long words
made from PERSONAL FOUL.
- Mom's Apple Pie
CRpuzzles editors always enjoy MOM'S APPLE
PIE. You can enjoy it too by deriving 62 4-letter and
21 5-letter words from the phrase.
- Fifth Avenue
The Christmas Shopping Season is officially
on! And what better place to start than
by buying 40 words at 4 and 17 words at 5
letters each on FIFTH AVENUE?
The Pilgrims braved the Atlantic in
their small craft and celebrated our
first Thanksgiving. Will you brave
the waves to anagram 51 and 26 4-long
and 5-long words from MAYFLOWER?
Besides good medical information, the
solver can get 23 4-long and 3 5-long
words from DRKOOP.COM. We just like
the name of this web site.
- Hospital Gown
Has there ever been anything as utterly useless
as a Hospital Gown? Well, CRpuzzles has finally
found the one worthwhile use: we made a Challenger
Word Mine Puzzle of 156 and 76 4- and 5-letter
words from the phrase. And you won't be at all
embarrassed to be in this HOSPITAL GOWN.
- Silicon Valley
The excitement of the Technological
Revolution energizes this puzzle of
87 4-letter and 56 5-letter words
anagrammed from SILICON VALLEY.
- Winnie the Pooh
In today's Word Mine Puzzle, A. A. Milne's
children's classic WINNIE THE POOH provides
the letters to make 43 4- and 14 5-long words.
- Steam Iron
If you press hard, you can derive the
90 4-long and 60 5-long words in the
CRpuzzles Dictionary that can be made
from the letters in STEAM IRON.
- Mr. President
We will soon be addressing ------ ----
as MR. PRESIDENT. In the meantime,
let's anagram 86 4- and 72 5-letter
from the letters in the phrase.
This puzzle of 33 4-letter and 16 5-letter
words mined from QUICKSILVER can be solved at
- U. S. Senator
Next Tuesday, a third of the country
will elect a United States Senator.
Today, this Word Mine puzzle bills
54 and 30 4- and 5-long words made
by anagramming U. S. SENATOR.
On Halloween, unmask the CRpuzzles Trick or
Treater by anagramming 34 4- and 16 5-letter
words from MASQUERADE.
- West Point
A long line of 49 4- and 22 5-letter
words salutes WEST POINT and the
traditional "Long Gray Line."
- Air Force One
This Word Mine Puzzle of 39 4-long
and 23 5-long words flies the solvers
way on AIR FORCE ONE.
- This Old House
Those of us who can't hammer a nail
straight are always in awe watching PBS's
long-running "THIS OLD HOUSE"--which we
remodeled into 82 4- and 42 5-letter words.
- Fighting Irish
The "Notre Dame Fight Song" is synonymous
with autumn Saturday afternoons; and whether
you're a FIGHTING IRISH fan or not, you'll
cheer when you finish this puzzle of 21 and
15 four- and five-letter words.
- Beatrix Potter
PETER and 35 other 5-long words, as
well as 62 4-long words, can be anagrammed
from BEATRIX POTTER, the creator of The Tale
of Peter Rabbit and other wonderful stories
- World Atlas
Thousands of places can be found in
a WORLD ATLAS--and 41 4-letter and
19 5-letter words can be found in
- Gummy Bears
You can chew and chew and never quite get
through with GUMMY BEARS, but you can get
through this Word Mine Puzzle by finding
the 39 4- and 22 5-long words that can be
anagrammed from the chewy sweet.
- King of Clubs
People always talk about the King of
Hearts or the King of Spades or even the
King of Diamonds, but hardly ever about the
KING OF CLUBS. So CRpuzzles is giving the
forgotten card its long past due with this
Word Mine of 62 and 29 4- and 5-letter words.
- X-Ray Vision
The solver won't need Superman's
X-RAY VISION to see the 17 4- and
11 5-long words in this puzzle.
The showy fall flower puts on a big display
in today's Word Mine Puzzle: 126 4-Letter
and 101 5-Letter words can be anagrammed
from the letters in CHRYSANTHEMUM.
- Tortilla Flat
With this puzzle of 41 4-letter
words and 22 5-letter words derived
from TORTILLA FLAT, CRpuzzles fondly
recalls John Steinbeck's way with words .
- Roller Blades
The Word Mine solver won't speed-skate
through this puzzle of 81 4- and 53
5-long words anagrammed from ROLLER BLADES.
- Italian Ice
This Word Mine Puzzle of 28
4-letter and 12 5-letter words
will be a cool treat to solve.
- Jumping Jack
Let's jump right through the
weekend into October with this
easier puzzle of 24 and 10
4- and 5-long words.
- New York City
Take a bite of The Big Apple
with this Word Mine with 70
4- and 27 5-long answers.
- Pickle & Pimento
Make a hero of a sandwich out of
PICKLE & PIMENTO--114 4-letter
and 36 5-letter words can be
anagrammed from the letters in
the lunch meat.
- James Bond
"Bond, JAMES BOND" provides more
than 007 anagrams: there are 42
and 16 4- and 5-letter words that
can be made using the letters in
the famed spy's name.
- Stocks & Bonds
The solver won't lose any money getting
the 22 words of length 4 and 7 words of
length 5 from STOCKS & BONDS.
- Rocket Science
Solving Word Mine puzzles may not be
ROCKET SCIENCE, but getting the 71
4-letter and 61 5-letter words won't
be a kite flight either.
- World Champ
The USA will have a WORLD CHAMP or two in
the Summer Olympics, and the solver can
be a Word Mine Champ by getting the 66
4-long and 31 5-long words in this trial
- Jet Plane
If you're leaving on a JET PLANE, take
this puzzle along and anagram the 30
4- and 12 5-long words from the master
- Bonnie & Clyde
It's no crime to find the 56 words
of length 4 and 28 words of length
5 in America's Most Wanted duo.
In tribute to Scott Adams, who makes us
laugh even as he frightens us, CRpuzzles
offers this puzzle of 24 4-letter and
15 5-letter words made from DILBERT.
- Ham Sandwich
What's for lunch? A HAM SANDWICH and
38 4- and 11 5-letter words with it.
- Ding Dong Bell
DING DONG BELL, the kid's are back
in school. Celebrate with this puzzle
of 52 4-long and 37 5-long words.
- Tuckered Out
Hope you don't get TUCKERED OUT
before anagramming the 50 4-letter
and 30 5-letter words in today's
- Shania Twain
She's still the one we love, and CRpuzzles found
20 4-long and 10 5-long words using
the letters in SHANIA TWAIN.
- Empire Builder
An empire of words, 71 of length 4
and 56 of length 5, can be built
in today's Word Mine puzzle.
- Wile E. Coyote
CRpuzzles admires the cartoon character because
he keeps getting back up and coming up
with fresh ways to catch that little
@"#!&^%' Road Runner. In this puzzle,
the solver only needs to come up with
24 4- and 9 5-letter words that can be
made from the letters in WILE E. COYOTE.
- Pittsburgh, PA
If you're ever in Pittsburgh, ride the
Duquesne incline to Mount Washington for
a great view of the city. Here, mine the
69 4- and 32 5-letter words that can be
made from PITTSBURGH, PA.
There are only 45 4-letter and 31 5-letter
words in our DICTIONARY.
- Cruise Ship
In our Bon Voyage Word Mine, CRpuzzles found
28 4-letter and 18 5-letter words in the phrase
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