Games World of Puzzles December 2017

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

Believe it or not, 2017 is already winding down, and so we welcome you to the December issue of GAMES WORLD OF PUZZLES. As always, we strive to end the year on a high note by bringing you a special issue jam-packed with your favorite puzzles and features. As he does every December, our longtime game reviewer Thomas L. McDonald reveals his picks for Game of the Year, both electronic and traditional, along with winners in four different categories. If you’re still on the hunt for holiday gifts for the gamers in your life, turn to “The Year’s Best Games” (page 34) for some great ideas. In addition to the expanded year-end game review section, our December issue wouldn’t be complete without a few holiday-themed puzzles. To fill that bill, we…

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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. ACROSS 1 Highest point 2 Get back after losing 3 Small rocks 4 Queue up 5 It’s often referred to as “the pond” 6 Four-bagger, in…

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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 52-SKIDDOO…

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really, really

ACROSS 1 Desert succulents 6 Rival of Gucci and Versace 11 Jabber 14 Do a double take, maybe 15 Empty-vehicle weights 16 Mine find 17 “Really?”: 4 wds. 19 Very big vase 20 On dry land 21Prince Igor composer Aleksandr 23 Spoiled, as oil 26 Curious to a fault 27 Hubbub 31 Stovetop vessel 33 Portrait 35 Word on many a detergent bottle 38 One of Chekhov’s Three Sisters 39 Shrinks’ group: Abbr. 41 Labor leader Chavez 42 Much-hugged kind of bear 43 Mingle with the other folks 45 Evasive answer: 3 wds. 48 Wee kid 49 Love: Spanish 51 Museum piece created with ceramic tiles 53 Musses up Junior’s hair 55 Tiny gold heart with a photo inside 60 Charged atom 61 “Really!”: 2 wds. 64 6, on the phone 65 Macbeth or Macduff, e.g. 66 “Maria ___” (old song) 67 Boston clock setting: Abbr. 68 Part of a flower 69 Full of useful info DOWN 1 Opera highlight 2 “Make do” amount 3 Solemn vow 4 Reverberate 5 Ex-Beatle…

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that’s the ticket

There are some things—like speeding and illegal parking—that no one wants to get a ticket for. But the “tickets” in this puzzle will only tax your brain, not your wallet. Each clue below leads to a word, name, or phrase containing the letter sequence T-I-C or K-E-T. For example, “Mirage, for example” would be OPTICAL ILLUSION, while “Food-shopper’s paradise” is SUPERMARKET. If you can identify all 14, you’ve got the ticket to success! 1. 1781 document replaced by the U.S. Constitution 2. What Linus totes around for comfort 3. What you draw when you lose at “Hangman” 4. Stovetop whistler 5. The L.A. Lakers or the Orlando Magic 6. Game also called noughts-and-crosses 7. Body of water surrounding Bermuda 8. Facelift or tummy tuck, e.g. 9. Tennessee’s “King of the Wild Frontier” 10. Wise insect friend of Pinocchio 11. Group of…

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gift exchange

This year, we’ve found two gifts each for 12 famous people, past and present. These are appropriate to the recipients, as all good presents should be—but not in the usual way. To find out who each person on our gift list is, drop a letter from the first gift and anagram the remaining letters to get the recipient’s first name; then do the same with the second gift to get the last name. For example, gifts of a PLANE and a THRONE might go to LENA HORNE. The 24 goodies we’re giving are shown below, properly paired and in order, with the first name gift at left in each pair. Merry mixing! ANSWER GIFT EXCHANGE 1. Sharon Stone (anchors, tokens) 2. Carol Kane (collar, snake) 3. Brett Butler (butter, tumbler) 4. Sam Snead (mask, sundae) 5. Joan Baez…