Mystery Puzzles

Try an intriguing mystery-themed Dying Words Acrostic and The Mysterious Cipher from the current issue. Puzzles updated with every new issue.

Dying Words

Acrostic by Arlene Fisher

Using the definitions provided, fill in as many words as you can in the WORDS column. Then transfer the letters to their corresponding places in the diagram. A black square in the diagram denotes the end of a word. 
TRY IT NOW.

Solution to last issue's Dying Words.
 

Mixed-up Grandmasters

Anagram by Mark Lagasse

All you have to do is unscramble the letters of each numbered entry to spell the name of a famous sleuth.
GO SOLVE IT.

Solution to Mixed-up Sleuths. No Peeking!