Games World of Puzzles August 2018

Games World of Puzzles is loaded with all kinds of puzzles by top constructors as well as fascinating articles, game reviews, upcoming events, a contest in every issue, and much more. It’s the perfect magazine for all puzzle fans and gamers! The puzzles, while not interactive, are easily printed out. Get yours today!

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…from the editor

The dog days of summer may be here, but don’t sweat it: Just slip on some flip-flops, pour an ice-cold lemonade, and enjoy the August issue of GAMES WORLD OF PUZZLES. We suggest you begin by perusing the feature article, “Shining a Spotlight on Video Game Makers,” written by our longtime reviewer, Thomas L. McDonald (page 34). It’s an in-depth look at Game Masters, a traveling exhibit that makes the argument for video games as an art form—and lets visitors play plenty of games, too. Whether you’re a skeptic regarding the medium or a passionate fan, Game Masters offers plenty to think about and McDonald is an excellent guide. Two of this issue’s other features also reckon with games and their legacy. In “Your Word Against Mine,” our Scrabble correspondent Scott Appel…

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mixed doubles

Each answer word in this crossword variation has two clues leading to it, using different meanings of the word. The clues are separated into Across and Down, but are otherwise ordered randomly. When you find two Across clues or two Down clues that seem to have the same answer, add up their clue numbers to determine the place in the grid where the answer should be entered. For example, if the clue for 1-Across were “Metallic element” and the clue for 17-Across read “Starring role,” the answer would be “lead,” which would go in the box labeled 18 (1 + 17). Note: Tags such as “Hyph.” and “2 wds.” have been omitted. ANSWER, PAGE 70 ACROSS 1 “Makes sense” 2 Unrigged contest 3 Accompanying 4 Getting by with little effort 5 Got on, as a ship 6 Buys then…

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There is one place for each letter of the alphabet in the 26 empty squares of each blank column in the diagram below. Fill in each letter so that a word of at least five letters is formed reading across only. Not all of the letters to the left and right of the empty box are used; it’s up to you to determine which ones are needed to complete familiar words. Some letters may fit in more than one of the empty squares to complete words, but we only came up with one arrangement that would complete a word in each row. Maybe you’ll find a better solution. Proper names are not allowed. ANSWER, PAGE 71…

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The answer to each Syllabism clue is a word or words made up of some of the syllables listed above the clues. The number of syllables in each answer is in parentheses following the clue. The dashes indicate the number of letters in the answer. After you use a syllable, cross it off; each syllable will be used only once and every syllable will be used in one of the answers. When you are through, read down the first letters of the answer words and then the last letters and you will discover the name of a person followed by a quotation by that person. ANSWERS, PAGE 71…

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the reptile files

ANSWER, PAGE 70 ACROSS 1 ___-cone 4 Rapunzel’s “ladder” 8 Country star Cash 14 Magic spell 15 “Rule, Britannia” composer 16 One-celled creature 17 Buffoon 18 Designated driver’s order, maybe 19 Stolen auto: 2 wds. 20 1973 hit by Elton John: 2 wds. 23 Actress Allen or Black 24 Balloon filler 25 Inter ____ (among others) 28 Benchmarks: Abbr. 29 Nickname of the Doors’ Jim Morrison: 2 wds. 32 Macbeth’s title 34 Get even 35 Unsatisfactory 38 Inquire 39 Prefix for cycle or lateral 40 Whisperer’s target 41 Baltimore baseball pro 43 Actress MacDowell 45 1974 Evel Knievel jump attempt site: 2 wds. 47 Green-blue color 51 Young horse 52 Goat’s comment 53 Light racing boat 54 Sunglass frame style 58 Intense fear 60 Dryer trap contents 61 CPR expert, briefly 62 Comparatively tidy: 2 wds. 63 Frozen heroine 64 Highlands denial 65 Bygone Oldsmobiles 66 Easter egg colorer 67 Long-running NBC comedy show, for short DOWN 1 Car ride smoothers 2 ___ hand (close by): 2 wds. 3 Prestigious English university 4 Is…

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life of e’s

True, E is the most common letter in the English language, but this quiz takes the idea to extremes. The answer to each clue below is a word, name, or phrase that contains no vowel other than E. (Each answer will include at least three E’s.) For example, the clue “Popular book” would lead to the answer BESTSELLER, while “Cold storage place” would be DEEP FREEZE. Only experts will have “letter perfect” solving. ANSWERS, PAGE 70 1. Memphis’s state 2. Moon material, in stories 3. Every which way 4. Saturday Night Fever singing group 5. Unrhymed poetry style 6. Long-running Sunday morning news show on NBC 7. One of two brothers encountered by Alice 8. Magazine for young women 9. TV bear of the late ‘60s 10. Apiarist 11. Sweeney Todd’s address 12. The Miracle Worker character 13. Splenda or honey, e.g. 14. Saturday and…