Persona 5 Royal is packed with minigames. While these are entirely optional, taking the time to participate can earn you everything from unique items to social stat boosts. Occasionally, you’ll find a crossword puzzle to solve at Leblanc, and doing so can provide you with useful Knowledge points.
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About Crossword Puzzles in Persona 5 Royal
On certain nights, you’ll find a crossword puzzle book sitting on the far left booth inside Cafe Leblanc. Interacting with the book will prompt you to solve a single clue. Once you’ve figured out the answer, select from the bank of letters to fill in the squares highlighted in blue.
In Persona 5, solving a crossword puzzle caused time to pass. In Persona 5 Royal, doing a puzzle does not cause time to pass, so don’t worry about wasting your night.
Additionally, Persona 5 only contained a total of 21 puzzles, while Persona 5 Royal contains a whopping 38.
Note that while you can also choose to solve the additional clues, filling in the white spaces will not grant you any benefits.
Reasons to do Crossword Puzzles
Solving a crossword puzzle will grant you a single Knowledge point in Persona 5 Royal. While this is a slight downgrade from the two points given in Persona 5, it’s a quick and easy way to increase this important social stat.
Increasing your Knowledge stat is vital. Having your Knowledge at a high enough rank will allow you to do well on your school exams and progress your relationships with Makoto Niijima, Goro Akechi, and Hifumi Togo.
Completing 15 of the available crossword puzzles will also grant you the Word Wizard award in the Thieves Den.
All Crossword Puzzle Clues and Answers
|How school years are divided
|Hanami: cherry (?) viewing
|Time for a trip: (?) Week
|What are the May Blues?
|Where art is shown off and sold
|A type of outdoor allergy
|Nihonga: (?) cultural artwork
|Label for an unparalleled artist
|Held to inform the public
|Changes with the season
|Exchanged all over the world
|A border between air masses
|Medicine of varying legality
|Many student's greatest love
|These gauge student knowledge
|A seasonal skybound event
|A stationary hotspot: heat (?)
|Necessary for dares
|A common skin injury
|When it's too hot to sleep
|Techy term for e-infiltration
|Localized destructive storm
|Tsukimi: lunar viewing (?)
|Establishing order or worth
|Absorbs the most light
|Co-opted Celtic holiday
|Lined up at school festivals
|Tipster hotlines offer this
|Laying into someone
|Draws people to you
|A.K.A. sweating sickness
|What lights do for store signage
|Politicians thrive on this rating
|Joyful holiday with an intruder
|A type of wish: New Year's (?)
|Ancient god of theater
|Ancient god of fate
|Ancient legendary dragon