Games World of Puzzles May 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

Now that warmer weather is here (or just around the corner, depending on where you are), you may be inspired to go outside for some much-needed fresh air. Let this issue of GAMES WORLD OF PUZZLES inspire you to bring your puzzling to the great outdoors! Stephen Sniderman’s feature article, “Big Game Hunter” (page 34), describes his attempts at devising games for large groups of players—for example, at a summer camp or on a nature hike. He discusses the pros and cons of having a large group of playtesters. This is an interesting, informative read for amateur game designers from an author with 40- plus years of experience in game and puzzle design. Of course, several of Sniderman’s puzzles are included. Sudoku fans will want to check out Raymond Young’s “Dungeon Sudoku”…

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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 Like a note that isn’t sharped or flatted 2 Sweetie 3 Signed up for military service 4 Margarita ingredient 5 Animal…

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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 70…

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FROM THE GAMES LIBRARY See if you can beat our score by packing this grid with words using only the 10 letters provided at the foot of the page. You may use any letter as often as you like, but don’t use the same word twice in the grid. This includes singular and plural versions of the same word, inflected versions of a word (such as LOVE and LOVED), and variant spellings of the same word. Use any word in a standard dictionary, including slang, but don’t use capitalized or foreign words, contractions, abbreviations, acronyms, prefixes, or suffixes. After completing the grid, calculate your score by adding up each Across row; our high score was 334…but we were a little off that day. ANSWER, PAGE 72…

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working titles

ACROSS 1 Rapper 50 ___ 5 Speak like Daffy Duck 9 Photographer’s request 14 Rapunzel’s “ladder” 15 Fascinated by 16 Firefighting equipment 17 Teen’s skin woe 18 RR stops, for short 19 Regulations 20 Billy Joel song of 1974: 2 wds. 23 Always, poetically 24 TV’s talking horse 2 wds. 25 Scattered about 29 Canine cry 30 Life story, for short 33 Eat away 34 Spider-Man or Superman 35 Some flea-market merchandise 36 Beatles tune that hit #1 in 1966: 2 wds. 39 Pastry chef, at times 40 Signs, slangily 41 Word on many a detergent bottle 42 Two-time loser to DDE, briefly 43 Pop artist Warhol 44 Coves 45 Mischief Night missiles 46 Shakespeare’s Much ___ About Nothing 47 1960s TV show theme sung by Johnny Rivers: 3 wds. 54 Lake craft 55 Bit of fish food 56 Verdi opera set in Egypt 57 Nimble 58 Young or Diamond 59 .035 ounce 60 Crossed a creek 61 Barely passing grades 62 Identical DOWN 1 Talk online 2 “To ___…

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kid stuff

FROM THE GAMES LIBRARY COLOR COORDINATION Wow—just look at this rainbow of dazzling colors! Can you place the colorful words below into the grid so that they interlock as in a crossword puzzle? When you’re done, each color will have been used exactly once. One word has been filled in to start you off. (Note: Ignore the spaces in IRON GRAY and SEA GREEN, and write them in the grid as if they were single words.) ANSWER, PAGE 71 3 LETTERS RED TAN 4 LETTERS BLUE NAVY PLUM ROSE 5 LETTERS AMBER CORAL EBONY HAZEL IVORY PEACH PEARL SEPIA 6 LETTERS AUBURN MAROON ORANGE RUSSET SILVER VIOLET 7 LETTERS CRIMSON MAGENTA SCARLET 8 LETTERS CARDINAL IRON GRAY LAVENDER SAPPHIRE SEA GREEN JUST PLAYING AROUND The names of 22 musical instruments are hidden in this word search. Look across, down, and diagonally (both forward and backward), and circle each instrument you find. The word HORN has been circled as an example. When you’ve found all the instruments, write the uncircled letters from the…