The Office Crossword Puzzle Contest

UPDATE: I’ve selected the winners! Congratulations to Christina (151), MonkeyProblems (94), and kreidy (141) — you have each won a prize pack including Target goodies and The Office 2010 Mini Wall Calendar! I’ll email you guys in the next day or so, watch your inbox.

Thanks to everyone for playing! Hope it was a good distraction while waiting for new episodes. :)

Did you guys enjoy this? Should I ask Allie if she’ll create another one for us?

P.S. Here are the crossword puzzle answers.

The puzzle

Five clues each weekday. A chance to win The Office 2010 calendar. Play now!

Clues now posted: 78 of 78

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How to enter the contest

  • Five clues will be posted here each weekday from December 31, 2009, through January 21, 2010.
  • Copy and paste the entry form into a comment and fill in the answers.
  • If an answer has multiple words, don’t put spaces between the words.
  • Your entry form should contain only answers, not the clues.
  • Include a valid email address.
  • Enter only once or you will be disqualified.
  • U.S. only, please.
  • You’ll see [from tanster: received] in your comment when your entry is officially received. Please allow up to 24 hours for this to happen.
  • Submit your entry by Sunday, January 24, 11pm PT.

Prizes

Three qualified entries will be randomly selected to win a prize pack including Target goodies and The Office 2010 Mini Wall Calendar!

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Credit

Created by Allie S, based on the episode Secret Santa. Thank you, Allie! :)

Answers

Now that the contest is over, here are the answers.

178 comments

  1. Clues

    ACROSS
    1. What Kevin has to do to a lot of stuff … a lot of stuff
    6. Andy sometimes talks like one
    10. Intl. oil group
    14. Carol’s code name
    15. Cabinet dept.
    16. “I’ll do your laundry for a month! For a year!” for example
    17. Phrase seen on a Christmas banner
    20. It’s rude to drop it
    21. Like Ram
    22. Client Kenny’s wife who wears a lot of makeup
    23. Annoy, such as by putting one’s stapler in jello
    25. Draws out
    26. Dwight’s Christmas gift isn’t one
    31. “Going by the Nard Dog curve, _ _ _ _ _ we nailed it”
    32. Novelist Kingsley
    33. Degree shared by Ryan and David Wallace
    36. Captain Jack was once part of it
    37. “We don’t work out of a log _ _ _ _ _. We trade on the New York Stock Exchange. Ever heard of it?”
    39. Bad thing to rain from the ceiling
    40. Diamond authority
    41. Holier-than-_ _ _ _ (like a note left on an unclean microwave)
    42. Without even your head to comfort you, say
    43. What Jesus can do, besides fly
    46. “Scranton Area Paper Company, Dunder Mifflin, Apologizes to _ _ _ _ _ _ Client: Some Companies Still Know How Business Is Done”
    49. Critters Dwight sees in Michael’s condo
    50. Line spoken by 58-Down on Casino Night
    51. First, for example (which for Angela is kissing her forehead)
    53. Jim’s type, jokingly
    57. Dunder-Mifflin doesn’t have one, idiot
    60. One word, two syllables: demarcation
    61. _ _ _ _ fissures (condition that … someone … in the office has)
    62. Emulated Prison Mike, perhaps
    63. It’s a delicacy and an aphrodisiac
    64. _ _ _ _ Wearhouse (Michael’s former employer)
    65. Singer Lavigne whom Kelly parodies when she sings “Hey, hey, you, you, I don’t like your boyfriend”

    DOWN
    1. Formerly, formerly
    2. Where seven out of ten attacks come from
    3. “I _ _ _ _ longer your boss, Lady Fortune is your boss”
    4. Nobody likes to work on it
    5. Prefix meaning one quintillion
    6. Bushiest _ _ _ _ _ _
    7. Up the _ _ _ _ (raise the stakes, as with eighty-three dollars during a sales contest)
    8. “_ _ _ _ me!” (phrase that gets a laugh like a quarter of the time)
    9. Michael has worked at Dunder Mifflin for over fifteen of them: Abbr.
    10. Get personal, as during a grief counseling session
    11. Getting married on the Maid of the Mist, for Jim
    12. Spooky, unlike a paper warehouse
    13. They’re cracked, not solved
    18. Greeting for Oscar, perhaps
    19. Triumphant cries
    24. League of which Cornell (not pronounced “kernel”) is the highest rank
    25. She might cause a little bit of blood to rush into one’s penis
    26. Japanese aborigine
    27. _ _ _ _ Sandler and jelly sandwich
    28. Nobody returns theirs to Andy
    29. Afghanistanani capital
    30. Like “Don’t go there,” but less lame
    33. Othello, for one
    34. Durable type of paper sold at Dunder Mifflin
    35. What apricots are made of, to Michael
    37. Reporter Light from the Scranton Times (known for “The Lighter Side of Life” and obituaries)
    38. “You’ve got mail” co.
    39. Michael wishes one for Phyllis at the Steamtown Mall
    41. Michael’s are soft
    42. Final step in Michael’s second rule of business
    43. “That One Night” singer
    44. Studio stands
    45. First-floor apartment, perhaps
    46. Covered with 24-Down
    47. “There is _ _ _ _ _ embedded in the memo”
    48. Coffee size (if it’s a medium, I send it back)
    51. Grief _ _ _ _ (sad place to be punched)
    52. Kelly’s neighbor, who thinks freedom fries are edgy
    54. “_ _ _ _ off?” (question from a bespectacled one before having an I.D. photo taken)
    55. Mid-12th century date
    56. Poet Silverstein whom Michael plagiarized
    58. The office mattress, to Angela
    59. Cape Town’s home: Abbr.

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  3. Oooh–already some really great clues! Thanks for the diversion–this looks too fun. I love the NYT crossword, but an Office themed one is even better!

  4. great idea. my only question is are all of these clues from the office? “japanese aborigine” for example… i don’t remember that from any episode. maybe i’m wrong though.

  5. Are you sure that all of these clues are from The Office? If so, I’m about 100% sure they aren’t all from ‘Secret Santa’ — loving this contest, though!

  6. 10 | shoe la laa,

    Not all of these are from the office. “Japanese aborigine” is kind of a traditional crossword clue/answer. It’s a bit of crosswordese for us addicts.

  7. I’m having some difficulty with 1 across too. Faith is it a synonym for the word I think it is? Or should I just rewatch the ep?

  8. i think it’s the synonym. Works for me. We’ll see as time goes on and they show us 1 across, 2 across, 3 and 4 across if it fits or not. It may have been an error, same with 37 Down. “Reporter Light.” His last name is actually Ligh.

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