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Calling all cruciverbalists!
Try your hand at our second annual year-end news crossword, testing our readers' knowledge of news events in the previous 12 months (and Winnipeg trivia).
Once the crossword grid is completed, unscramble the circled letters for a four-word message from the Winnipeg Free Press.
If you're new to our online crossword (you can do one daily in our puzzles section), a few tips:
Answers were published in the print edition on Jan. 2, 2020.
If you were stumped on a clue, we have also enabled the "reveal" functionality in the puzzle on this page -- click the "Reveal" button to see a hint, or to reveal a letter, word or the entire grid.
More than 260 people successfully unscrambled the circled letters in the puzzle to see the four-word message from the Free Press. The message is: THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
We have randomly selected six of the correct responses; one person will receive a pair of tickets to watch the Winnipeg Jets play the Nashville Predators in the Winnipeg Free Press suite on Sunday, Jan. 12. Five others will receive Winnipeg Free Press tote bags. (See contest fine print.)
We are contacting the winners directly by email.
This puzzle cannot be completed in our app; to fill out the puzzle, visit our website.
Happy puzzling and all the best in 2020 from the Winnipeg Free Press!
Associate Editor Digital News
Wendy Sawatzky brought her twin passions for writing and technology to the Winnipeg Free Press in 2008. She's currently the paper's associate editor for digital news.
Updated on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 11:55 AM CST: Updates with solution.