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Games World of Puzzles

December 2019

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

What we like best about the holidays here at GAMES WORLD OF PUZZLES is the way they bring people together. And that’s something worth celebrating Games are an excellent way to connect with family and friends. That’s why we’re excited to share Thomas L. McDonald’s feature article about the best new Euro-style board games, “2019 Spiel des Jahres Awards” (page 34). McDonald, our longtime game reviewer, knows the field well and recognizes what makes games interesting, unique, and just plain fun to play. Spiel, an annual get-together in Germany, has introduced plenty of great new titles to the board-gaming community, including The Settlers of Catan and Carcassonne. Is the latest gaming sensation among the 2019 winners of this prestigious award? Only time will tell, but we think readers will be curious…

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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 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 Gets ready to play, in a way 2 U.K. prime minister between Brown and May 3 Iconic VWs 4 Points in a particular direction 5…

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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. ANSWERS…

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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. 1. Spicy Creole dish (4) J A M B A L A Y A 2. Root beer root (3) ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___…

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there, there

ACROSS 1 Jackson 5 hit 4 The Trial author Franz 9 They recharge tots’ batteries 13 Pep rally yell 14 Those ladies: Fr. 15 Multicolored mineral 17 To and ___ 18 Lunch break times 19 The Overcoat author Nikolai 20 Auctioneer’s final words: 3 wds. 23 Tom Sawyer's girlfriend 24 ___ sauce (chop suey condiment) 25 Bear lair 26 Arthur of tennis 27 Rebound basket: Hyph. 30 Simon & Garfunkel’s “El Condor ___” 31 ___ de Janeiro 32 Carson predecessor Jack 33 Thaw season: Abbr. 35 Their second line is always “Who’s there?”: 3 wds. 41 Become mature, as wine 42 ___ & Clark 43 Import’s opposite: Abbr. 44 Witch’s birthmark? 47 Standing ___ (upright): 2 wds. 49 ___ Man (1984 Estevez flick) 50 Actress Gardner 51 Graphic designer’s degree: Abbr. 52 Train station 53 A toss-up, to a betting man: 2 wds. 58 Spud 59 Waikiki wingdings 60 ___ Miss Brooks (’50s TV series) 62 Trigger, to Roy Rogers 63 Germinal author Zola 64 Sardonic 65…

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for bird brains

Each of the 14 clues below can be answered by a word, phrase, or title that begins with the name of a familiar bird. For example, “Showy annual flower” would be answered by LARKSPUR, and “Noisy novelty timepiece” would be CUCKOO CLOCK. Twelve correct answers would be a feather in your cap, but to solve all 14 clues you’ll really need to earn your wings. ANSWERS 1. Robin Hood 2. Crowbar 3. Duck Soup 4. Goosebumps 5. Swan Lake 6. Dovetail 7. Eagle Scout 8. Jaywalker 9. Falcon Crest 10. Canary Islands 11. Hawkeye 12. Pigeonhole 13. Turkey trot 14. Cardinal points (or cardinal directions)…