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JRL Group Secures Puzzle Partner for Merriam-Webster

Deerfield, Illinois, December 11, 2014 –Merriam-Webster and Publications International have signed a licensing partnership to develop and market a line of large-print puzzle books under the Merriam-Webster brand. JRL Group, Merriam-Webster’slicensing agency, brokered the deal.


The Merriam-Webster 10-book Puzzle Set is a large print, soft cover, easy-to-read set that contains the titles Circle Worlds, Crosswords, Fill-Ins, Scramblers, Word Games, and Word Search. This product, in addition to all future products and partnerships, will build upon Merriam-Webster’s superior reputation as the trusted language resource.


For more than 150 years, Merriam-Webster has been recognized as America’s leading and most-trusted provider of print and online reference books, including Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate® Dictionary, which today continues to be among the best-selling books in American history.  With over 40 million monthly online visitors, their websites offer unique vocabulary quizzes and games, Word of the Day, videos, and other language resources.



About Merriam-Webster

For more than 150 years, in print and now in digital media, Merriam-Webster has been America’s leading and most-trusted provider of language information. Each month, our Web sites and apps offer guidance to tens of millions of visitors. In print, our publications include Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate® Dictionary (among the best-selling books in American history) and newly published dictionaries for English-language learners. All Merriam-Webster products and services are backed by the largest team of professional dictionary editors and writers in America, and one of the largest in the world. 

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About Publications International

Publications International has been in the publishing industry for more than 40 years, and each year publishes and distributes more than 10 million books and 15 million magazines. Publications International is the world’s largest publisher of children’s interactive books.  For more information visit or



About JRL Group

JRL Group, headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, is a full-service licensing and marketing agency specializing in the development and extension of corporate brands, trademarks, and sports and entertainment properties. JRL Group represents a broad range of clients in automotive, retail, sports, entertainment, publishing, and home fashion industries. The company’s website address is


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