“Solving crosswords eliminates worries. They make you a calmer and more focused person.”
Will Shortz, New York Times crossword editor and NPR puzzle master.
What do you like to do when you relax and destress with a cup of tea?
If you want to feel calmer, grab a cup of tea and work this tea crossword puzzle. Solving crossword puzzles is like mental yoga – both challenging and relaxing at the same time. Plus, it’s fun!
And by the way if you get stuck – don’t be afraid to do some research to find the answers. You’ll become a better solver for it. It’s O.K. to look up something up when solving a crossword. They are ultimately learning tools, whether you’re learning some trivia or an interesting unfamiliar word or facts about tea. Still not sure looking things up is fair? Here is outright permission: “It’s your puzzle. Solve it any way you like.” Will Weng, the second crosswords editor of The New York Times.
One more thing . . .
What tea will you choose to enjoy, while you solve the puzzle?
All Things Tea
You can play the crossword here on this screen or you and download and print the PDF version of the puzzle if you prefer the old-fashioned pen and paper method.
Notes on using this digital version below! There’s also a link to the answer key.
Helpful Hints for using the online version
There’s a small “hamburger” menu in the lower, right-hand corner that allows you to resize the screen and also to print directly from this window.
Click in the first cell of the answer to type your response. This will also highlight the clue.
Correct answers will appear green. Incorrect answers will appear red.