Games World of Puzzles September 2020

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

This issue of GAMES WORLD OF PUZZLES marks 43 years since the first issue of Games appeared in September 1977. The world has changed a lot in that time, and so has this publication. But, as longtime readers know, many of the features and puzzles that made GAMES so unique and welcoming live on today. To celebrate this milestone, we kick off a yearlong series of columns called “Flashback 40” (page 40) by Andrew Parr, our “unofficial Games historian.” In this column, Parr takes a look at select September issues through the decades and discusses his favorite features and characteristics of each one. It’s a thoughtful, interesting perspective on the evolution of this magazine. Check it out! Speaking of change…at press time, most of the U.S. was seeing a shift toward a…

2 min
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 at which 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 18-Across (1 + 17). Note: Tags such as “Hyph.” and “2 wds.” have been omitted. ACROSS 1 “Message received” 2 Give a legal right (to) 3 Terminator 2: Judgment Day actor Edward 4 Gala dinner, maybe 5 Result of multiplying 6 Forgives and…

1 min

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. ANSWERS…

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”if only i’d known…”

Recently, four friends were sitting around their favorite table at the local coffee shop, talking about various topics. One of the four mentioned having recently read an article about how things that were once valued so little that they were thrown away as junk have now become collector’s items worth thousands of dollars. “If only I’d known,” sighed the person who’d read the article. “I used to collect one of the things that were mentioned in the article; if I’d just held on to that collection, it’d be worth a fortune today!” Each of the four remembered an item he or she had once possessed in abundance, and which would be invaluable today; each had collected that item for a different number of whole years, between five and eight years inclusive.…

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plane and simple

ACROSS 1 Pop to the surface: 2 wds. 6 Skipper’s post 10 Oodles: 2 wds. 14 Got out of bed 15 Pelvic bones 16 Office reminder 17 Wooer’s words, perhaps: 2 wds. 19 Actress ___ Rachel Wood 20 ___ kwon do 21 Not quite dry 22 Tennis star Stefan 24 Explanatory comments 26 Soccer game highlight 27 Diddley and Derek 28 School on the Thames 30 Happy hour locale 33 To this point: 2 wds. 36 Prefix meaning “thought” 37 The good guy 38 Accumulates: 2 wds. 40 Tweaks 42 Wing-shaped 43 Small indentation 45 On pins and needle 46 Newspaper known for its crossword puzzle, briefly 47 Exxon, once 48 Halloween month: Abbr. 49 Sacrifice hit, sometimes 51 Firing order?: 2 wds. 56 Hollywood brothers' surname 58 “Gotcha”: 2 wds. 59 British recording giant, for short 60 Portable media player from Apple 61 Tied: Hyph. 64 Adidas rival 65 Dynamic start? 66 Cream of the crop 67 Bambi, for one 68 ___ Helens (Wash. volcano): 2 wds. 69 Iraqi…

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kid stuff

ROUND AND ROUND Solving this puzzle will have you going around in circles—two of them, to be exact. The clues around the outside of the circle define words to be entered clockwise as shown by the brackets. The clues on the inside define words that use the same letters as the outside words and are also entered clockwise, but are split at different points: Can you fill in all the letters without getting dizzy? BATTLESHIPS JUNIOR BY CONCEPTIS LTD. WWW.CONCEPTISPUZZLES.COM Attention kids (and Battleships novices): The six puzzles on this page are kid-level solitaire versions of the classic paper-and-pencil game of Battleships. Here’s how to play: Imagine that each grid is a section of ocean in which a fleet of six ships is hiding. In the first four puzzles, this fleet consists of one cruiser…