The answer for the Nothingburgers, say crossword is ‘NONEVENTS‘. As you can see it’s a 9 letter word as given by the puzzle clue. This crossword clue was last seen on the USA Today Crossword.

How To Solve Crossword Puzzles Easily as a Beginner

Start With a Monday Puzzle

Start with a Monday puzzle. In most mainstream media, the early week puzzles tend to be easier and more straightforward in their cluing.

Fill the Across First

They are generally the simplest clues to solve and they’ll help keep the ball rolling. Fill any that you feel confident you know the answer to, then go through all the downs the same way. Once you’ve done the full run through of all clues, try and solve those that you now have some letters for.

Go for The 3-, 4- and 5-Letter Words

These 3-5 letter words clues are not much in English so they tend to occur often in puzzles.

Use The Clue and Answer Part of Speech Rule

Clue will always be written in the same part of speech as the answer. Check clues that call for answers ending in S, ED, EST or ING.


Pencil in lightly any guessed answers. (If solving puzzles online, don’t be afraid to enter any guessed answers. They’re easily erased with the click of a button

Have an Open Mind

Don’t be qui k to jump to conclusion. Always remember that many words in English share the same spelling but have completely unrelated meanings. See here

How To Improve Your Crossword Speed Solving Time

 The best way to improve your speed solving times is through practice. The best speed solvers do a LOT of puzzles, and the more puzzle they do, the more clue/entry pairings they get used to, so it increases the number of entries they can fill in that much faster.

When the top speed solvers are training for the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, they do upward of 25 puzzles each day. Current champion Dan Feyer has said in interviews that he probably does about that many.

Another tip is; changing the source of the crossword puzzles every once in a while, so that it can’t become just a routine.

By Judith Davidson

I am Judith Davidson, a Cyber Security Professional. I am the founder, Investigator and Author of I started working as a Cyber Fraud Researcher in 2019 when I saw lots of people falling victims to fraudulent websites pretending to sell disinfectants, masks and wipes during the Covid19 pandemic. Since then, I've saved millions of people from online scams.

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