### Five and Two

By Tom Toce
I promised I would try the other ways to get a roll of seven, so I present here the next-easier way, two-five.

### Rolling A Seven

By Tom Toce
Growing up, I heard the phrase “to roll a seven” as a euphemism for death. Someone “rolling a seven” meant the same thing as “buying the farm,” “kicking the bucket,” etc.

### Apt Combinations

By Tom Toce
Since this puzzle is published in an actuarial publication, I sometimes remember to put things in that pertain to the profession.

### Fewer Cryptic Squares

By Tom Toce
The previous puzzle was “Cryptic Squares,” and I was going to call this one “More Cryptic Squares.” But “Cryptic Squares” had eight 5 x 5 word squares and hence 80 clues—and I’m not making that mistake again!

### Cryptic Squares

By Tom Toce
Each of the eight 5 × 5 word squares has one entry that is too long.

### Death Be Not Proud

By Tom Toce
When I have fears that I may cease to be, I usually do a crossword or a cryptic puzzle, so that I can feel my final moments haven’t been entirely wasted.

### Six Outstanding Anagrams

By Tom Toce
When you get done with the grid, you won’t be done with the puzzle. Six of the entries will need to be anagrammed, three Across entries and three Down entries.

### Tax Reform

By Tom Toce
Most Americans are dealing with their taxes about now, so I thought we should have a tax-themed puzzle.

### Some Assembly Required

By Tom Toce
The answers to the clues yield four four-letter words, four six-letter words, four seven-letter words, and one 16-letter word.

### The Puzzle Where Everything Goes Wrong

By Tom Toce All of the answers from the clues below have to be altered before entry. The alterations will