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Winnipeg in 2019

A year-end news crossword puzzle

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:

  • Click on any box to open the clue, or click on the clue to highlight the boxes in the puzzle.
  • If you prefer to do the puzzle on paper, click the printer icon at the top of the puzzle, or check the Arts and Life section of the Dec. 28 print edition.
  • If you need a hint, click on the lightbulb icon at the top of the puzzle. "Show a hint" will give you a link to a news story or website that suggests the answer. 

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.

Contest winners

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. 

Happy puzzling and all the best in 2020 from the Winnipeg Free Press!

Wendy Sawatzky

Wendy Sawatzky
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.

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Updated on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 11:55 AM CST: Updates with solution.

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