About Us

CM Publications, Inc. is a 29 year old company, under the management of Arthur P. Macauley, incorporated in Rhode Island. Its prime product is a weekly publication, called Challenging Times, The Puzzle Players Weekly. We are a member of the Better Business Bureau; you can check out our rating. 

Challenging Times contains five puzzles paying out approximately $3200 in prize money each week. Contestants pay an entry fee of $9 to $15 to compete against other contestants for the prize money of $500 to $1000 per puzzle. 

Does this sound too good to be true? Then read a few testimonials from our community of puzzlers. 

Our puzzles are primarily word-find puzzles, crossword-type puzzles and word-building puzzles. These puzzles require skill to solve. They are not games of chance, which would come under various gambling or gaming statutes. This is not a lottery or a sweepstakes where the winner is either pulled out of a bin or randomly picked by a computer. 

Contestants have to spend time solving the puzzle by following the directions. If they solve it better than the other contestants, they will get the stated prize. There can be several winners and in these instances the first and second prize will be divided equally among the winners. 

In addition to the Challenging Times, we will be offering a variety of additional puzzles, products and services here, on our web site. So keep checking back in during the next few weeks and months for some exciting new opportunities! 

If you would like to find out more, then click on the 'Contact Us' tab above. 

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  • Ellen Tong has won $19,995 so far!

    Ellen Tong has won $19,995 so far!

    I so enjoy the Challenging Times Puzzles! I have always liked mind challenges and, with these puzzles, you are rewarded both intellectually and financially. The company is honest and efficient. Games, results and payments are prompt and fair. I am very happy I found this company. Challenging Times provides me with a hobby I can enjoy, a pasttime that I can learn from, and an activity that stimulates my mind. Receiving a check in the mail is always exciting. I look forward to the weekly mailings!
  • Pam has won $21,389 so far!

    Pam has won $21,389 so far!

    My experience, throughout the years, is that Challenging Times has always been thoroughly honest and reliable, offering a good variety of fun puzzles every week. The reporting of puzzle solutions and the winners is always timely and on schedule, as is the distribution of the prizes. The rules for the puzzels are easy to follow. It is a very great pleasure to take part in the fun and honest games that Challenging Times offers.
  • Norman Koon has won $24,704 so far!

    Norman Koon has won $24,704 so far!

    I look forward to the weekly letter from Challenging Times. The puzzles are fun, plus I earn some extra money for the bills. I have subscribed for years, and a week almost never goes by without me entering several of the puzzles. Thanks for the chance to play and earn money.
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