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Crossword Mysteries: A Puzzle to Die For (2019)

The Crossword Mysteries: A Puzzle to Die For (original title)
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A crossword is found on the murdered owner of a burglarized art gallery. Tess, a Sentinel crossword editor, finds clues in crosswords. Eventually, detective Logan accepts her clues and help. Tess is also running a crossword tournament.

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Don McCutcheon

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Gregg Rossen (teleplay by), Brian Sawyer (teleplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lacey Chabert ... Tess Harper
Brennan Elliott ... Logan O'Connor
John Kapelos ... Chief O'Connor
Barbara Niven ... Aunt Candace
Victor A. Young ... Pierre
Genevieve Kang ... Josephine
Zach Smadu ... Harris
Kelly Penner ... Alexander
Anna Hardwick ... Elizabeth
Ian Matheson ... Allan Nightingale
Catherine McGregor ... Veronica
Jonathan Langdon ... Carmichael
Kathy Maloney ... Elaine
Jason Blicker ... Driver
Jewelle Blackman Jewelle Blackman ... M. Rappaport
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A brilliant crossword puzzle editor (Chabert) finds her life turned upside-down when she is pulled into a police investigation after several of the clues in her recent puzzles are linked to unsolved crimes. Proving her innocence means leaving the comfort of her sheltered world and working with a tough police detective (Elliott), puzzling through clues together in order to crack the case, as the two are fish out of water in each other's worlds. Written by Hallmark

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Trivia

The crossword tournament is played in a fancy New York hotel and exterior shots imply it is The Plaza. Victor A. Young, who played Pierre in this movie, was the owner/manager of The Plaza in The Wonderful World of Disney: Eloise at the Plaza (2003) and Victor A. Young. See more »

Goofs

The crossword at the beginning written in cursive is different than the one used later on. The first clue answer is bird - that agrees. However, the answers to clues 2 and 3 do not match. See more »

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Half-way filled in movie script
28 August 2019 | by travisrunyardSee all my reviews

The script itself feels equivalent to finishing a crossword puzzle that is already half-way filled in. Whatever the actors are on that makes them so happy-go-lucky, I'll have what they're having. Lacey Chabert is definitely the majority reason male viewers would want to stick around for the entire film. Not too often would I say a less good-looking lead female role would probably benefit the film, but I too don't think I could get myself to say "no, get someone else."


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Release Date:

10 March 2019 (USA) See more »

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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