### Bored Games

By Tom Toce
A couple of friends who are really into cryptic puzzles decided to play a game of Scrabble. One was an actuary, the other a dermatologist.

### How Can You Myth?

By Tom Toce
Sixteen of the entries don’t fit into the diagram. Some have a leading letter that won’t fit in the grid, some have an ending letter that won’t fit, and some have an extra interior letter.

### Hop, Skip, and a Jump

By Tom Toce
The hop entries go around the circle sequentially, starting in circle 1.

### Not Just Any Old Word’ll Do

By Tom Toce
This puzzle consists of five word chains. Each entry in the chain differs by one letter from the preceding one.

### Do the Math

By Tom Toce
To kick off the new year properly, I’m offering another puzzle from the team of Bob Fink and Jerry Miccolis.

### Orientation Day

By Tom Toce
This puzzle offers two grids and two sets of clues.

### May Yours Be True

By Tom Toce
Here comes another puzzle by the formidable team of Bob Fink and Jerry Miccolis.

### Triskaidekaphobia

By Tom Toce
I wanted to contribute something to this month’s column. I’m presenting another puzzle by Bob Fink and Jerry Miccolis.

### Eight Is Enough

By Tom Toce
I wanted to make a COVID puzzle, one where all the entries, or at least the across entries, pertained to what’s been going on the past year.

By Tom Toce