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Newspaper games and puzzles have a feverish following. Many people start their day by teasing their brains with the crossword puzzle or a word search and it's nearly as important as that morning cup of coffee. Games & puzzles

For those who find that once a day is not enough, Pantagraph.com has added a selection of word puzzles and other games to give players another way to get their fix.

The games and puzzles page, at www.pantagraph.com/games, features 20 interactive games sure to challenge and amuse players.

The games range from arcade style play to card games and a nice selection of word puzzles.

Following is a brief description of all the new games:

Alley Cat - Guide an alley cat across a series of moving platforms without falling. Don't worry; you have nine lives. Game style: Arcade

Bumper Cards - Create piles that add up to 21 by clicking on the stacks. Don't go over or you'll be busted. Close multiple stacks in a row to get a multiplier bonus. Game style: Cards/Arcade

Chicken & Eggs - Catch the falling eggs dropped by the chicken in your basket. It starts out easy but soon gets fast! Game style: Arcade

Digital Air Hockey - It's you versus the computer. Choose between an easy, medium or hard challenge in this fast-paced and fun game-room classic. Game style: Arcade

Family Time Crossword - A crossword puzzle geared for the whole family that allows parents to interact with kids in a fun setting and work together to reach a common goal. Game style: Word puzzle

Free Cell Solitare - Move cards of the same suit into the top four piles, starting with the Ace. Use the four free cells in the upper left as temporary storage areas. Game style: Cards

Jonesin' Crossword - If you're looking for sharp humor in a puzzle, this is for you. The smart and irreverent clues and answers are sure to create addicts. Game style: Word puzzle

Make Your Own Game - Choose your movement, ship or weapon, enemy type, and difficulty to create your own arcade game. Game style: Arcade

Moon Lander - Carefully guide your ship to the landing pads using as little fuel as possible and without crashing into obstacles or hitting the ground too hard. Game style: Arcade

Pardon My Words - Hangman-style puzzle. Fill in the blanks before the stick figure is hanged. Solve all the words to reveal the complete phrase. Game style: Word puzzle

Play Four! - Quick, challenging 4x4 puzzle. Not too hard that you can't finish it in a few minutes, but it makes you think enough to come back every day. Game style: Word puzzle

Shock Bowl - A fast and fun bowling game. Click on the ball and a wiggling arrow points the direction of the ball's spin. Release the ball and it's on its way! Game style: Arcade

Sudoku - The hugely popular "numbers crossword." Fill a 9x9 grid so that each column, each row, and each of the nine 3x3 boxes contains the digits from 1 to 9. Game style: Number puzzle

Universal Daily Crossword - This timeless classic features a new puzzle every day of the week. The interactive interface makes playing online even easier than on paper, but with every bit of the challenge. Game style: Word puzzle

Universal Trivia - Get ready for some great online trivia. Featuring five fun categories, some jazzy music and a likable host, this is a game show made just for you. Game style: Trivia

Up & Down Words - Use crossword-style clues to fill in two word phrases. The second word of each phrase is the first word in the phrase that follows. Game style: Word puzzle

Wonderword - A word search that uses every letter on the grid except a select few, which form that day's secret "wonderword." Game style: Word puzzle

Word Roundup - A fun twist on the old favorite word search puzzle, in which the words you find are based on crossword-style clues rather than given to you outright. Game style: Word puzzle

Wordsense - If you like crosswords, board games and little wooden tiles, you won't be able to resist Wordsense. Features some interesting twists - like exploding tiles! Game style: Word puzzle

Word Up - Create as many words as you can using the key letter provided in each round. Place the key letter in the highlighted box for bonus points. Game style: Word puzzle

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