Games World of Puzzles October 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

Well-known artists and craftsmen will be invited to create an artwork from only recyclable materials. A series of workshops and talks will be conducted to educate participants on upcycling projects. Here in the United States, it’s also a presidential election year. Now, we understand that politics can be extremely important and deeply divisive. In fact, hundreds if not thousands, of serious articles on the upcoming election have been published in various venues. But you won’t find any of those here. Instead, we present a fun way to test your knowledge of those who have held America’s highest office: “Presidents from A to Z” (page 42) by Don Kerr. Give it a try! In other newsworthy events, a few weeks before this issue went to press, we learned that NASPA (the North American…

3 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 Mixed ___ 2 Pumpkins and zucchini, e.g. 3 Enjoyed an ice cream cone 4 T.G.I. Friday’s competitor 5 2012 Pixar film about an archer named…

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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.…

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Here’s your chance to play with matches. Enter words relating to each puzzle’s theme, one letter per box, so that the boxes with connecting lines have matching letters. We’ve shown one such connection to start you off. 1. GEOMETRIC FIGURES Example: ellipse 2. CARD GAMES Example: euchre Puzzle 1, top to bottom: sphere, prism, pyramid, trapezoid, pentagon, triangle, circle, cylinder, rectangle, cone. Puzzle 2, top to bottom: poker, pinochle, casino, solitaire, hearts, skat, canasta, baccarat, cribbage, bridge.…

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hey, big spender!

ACROSS 1 Deserve 6 Gasp after running 10 Partner of Crackle and Pop 14 Honda’s luxury vehicle division 15 Dollar bills 16 Come out of slumber 17 Big spender’s remark: 4 wds. 20 Lawn-grower’s shortcut 21 “Peter, Peter, Pumpkin-___” 22 Appliances used on Thanksgiving 23 Chum 24 Smoothly polite 26 Signed up for a subscription extension 30 Experience again 34 Musical set in Argentina 35 Actor James ___ Jones 38 Angels & Demons director Howard 39 Big spender’s remark: 4 wds. 43 Hawaiian instrument, for short 44 ___ and pieces 45 Moon-related 46 Peacefully tranquil 49 Like a manor 51 “___ luck!” 54 Hockey rink surface 55 Geography reference book 58 Old-fashioned car starter 60 High ___ kite: 2 wds. 63 Big spender’s remark: 3 wds. 66 Cleveland’s lake 67 Shortly, in poetry 68 “Eight Days ___” (Beatles song): 2 wds. 69 Clothing, slangily 70 Salamander 71 The Mets and the Jets DOWN 1 They say “Welcome” on porches 2 Canyon sound 3 Regretted 4 Tax-collecting agency: Abbr. 5 Detract (from):…

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reigning cats and dogs

Our four-legged friends are the stars of this puzzle—each clue below leads to a word, phrase, title, or name containing the word CAT(S) or DOG(S). For example, the answer to “Comic Western starring Jane Fonda and Lee Marvin” is CAT BALLOU, while “Utterly exhausted” would be DOG-TIRED. It’s no pet-ty achievement if you can guess all 14. 1. Dog days 2. The Cat in the Hat 3. “Cat’s in the Cradle” 4. Wag the Dog 5. Let the cat out of the bag 6. “Black Dog” 7. Underdog 8. Catskills 9. Doggy bag 10. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 11. Cat Cora 12. Cat Stevens 13 Slumdog Millionaire 14. Dogface…