Crossword Puzzle: A Touch of Math

Published by patrick honner on

Here is an original 15×15 crossword puzzle I constructed, called “A Touch of Math“.

A Touch of Math 2011 – Patrick Honner

I would rate this puzzle as easy, suitable for those without much puzzling experience.

As the title suggests, you don’t need any special mathematical knowledge to complete this puzzle.  All of the long clues, and a few short ones, are math-related, but by no means is it entirely mathematical (constructing such a puzzle would be extremely difficult!).

Try it yourself, and feel free to use it with your students.

patrick honner

Math teacher in Brooklyn, New York


MrHonner · June 11, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Many thanks to @TaoWangSays for pointing out an error in my puzzle. I’ve made the fix and updated the post, so enjoy this [now perfect?] puzzle!

Paul Winston · June 26, 2011 at 11:06 pm


I loved it!!!

Please consider changing the 6 Across clue to: “Really mediocre reliever Guillermo who almost single-handedly cost the 2006 Mets a World Series appearance.”

George likes his Kung Pao spicy.

Curious that 6A wasn’t “Spanish for William,” and that 49A wasn’t “poor, but occasionally effective pitcher Loaiza.”

Have a great summer!

Paul W.

MrHonner · June 27, 2011 at 6:21 am

Glad you liked it, Paul! That means a lot, coming from a NYT crossword puzzle tournament star.

And thanks for the amusing cluing suggestions.

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