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The Visual Thesaurus Crossword Puzzle: February Edition

Welcome to the February edition of the Visual Thesaurus crossword puzzle. In this installment we're celebrating Black History Month. Figure out the hidden word chain and you could win a Visual Thesaurus T-shirt!

As in previous months, this crossword relies on how the Visual Thesaurus links from one word to another to form a chain of synonyms. Use the Visual Thesaurus word maps to figure out how one step links to the next. You'll find that the first and last steps in the chain, when taken together, form a historical name in keeping with Black History Month.

Think you can figure it out? Once you've solved the puzzle, submit the ten links in the chain by clicking here and you'll be entered to win a Visual Thesaurus T-shirt! In the body of the message, please include the ten links and your mailing address. Also, please let us know if you would like to receive a large or extra-large T-shirt. Ten winners will be selected at random. Deadline is March 20, 2009. Have fun and good luck!

If you'd like to print out the grid, please click here. Want to check out the solution for last month's puzzle? Click here for a PDF file or here for a JPG file.

Special note to crossword lovers: Stay tuned to Word Routes for dispatches from this year's American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, from February 27 to March 1.

by Brendan Emmett Quigley

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