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Games World of Puzzles

Games World of Puzzles

February 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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United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Kappa Publishing Group, Inc.
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IN THIS ISSUE

1 min.
…from the editor

Welcome to the February issue of GAMES WORLD OF PUZZLES. Whether you had to shovel a path to the mailbox to retrieve your copy or brave the cold to buy the issue at your local bookseller, we guarantee it will be worth the trouble! Packed with entertaining puzzles and articles, this issue will help you avoid the winter blahs. Have you ever spent a particularly dull day at the office dreaming about being paid to play games? Todd Kreisman, the author of our feature article, “A Pro Poker Career: Is It in the Cards?” (page 34), has done just that. Eventually, he decided that becoming a professional poker player was the best way to accomplish his goal. And now, he has written about his experiences in this humorous, tongue-in-cheek article. It…

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 Sport with test matches2 Cursive3 Support, as a motion4 Not in favor of5 Hoodwinks6 Touching7 Singer who hits the high notes8…

1 min.
52-skiddoo

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…

1 min.
safety first

ACROSS 1 Hiker’s trail5 Pitt and Paisley10 Pic, in ads14 Dull pain15 Paris subway16 Curvy-horned goat17 Bob of the Grateful Dead18 Boo-boos19 Pretty Woman star Richard20 Seasonal street bell-ringers for charity: 2 wds.23 Prefix for cycle or lateral25 Balloon filler26 Came up27 Special forces operation: 2 wds.32 Joined with epoxy33 Christmas carol34 Otherwise35 Roofing tile37 Ginger cookie41 ___ Torino (Classic Ford)42 Gestation places43 UPS vehicle, e.g.: 2 wds.47 Group of lions49 Battery type50 Much-used article51 Baseball diamond substitute: 2 wds.56 Potatoes go-with57 Dog-walker’s need58 Wisecrack61 Concerning: 2 wds.62 Specialized jargon63 Chew like a rodent64 ___-do-well65 Lowly workers66 Irritable DOWN 1 Furry foot2 Expert3 NBC comedy-drama featuring flashbacks: 3 wds.4 Wife of Zeus5 Low budget film: 2 wds.6 Put back in the oven7 Working away: 2 wds.8 Eins + zwei9 Just okay: Hyph.10 Mozart’s…

1 min.
happy val ‘n’ tine

In honor of a certain February holiday, the answer to each of the 14 clues below is a word, phrase, name, or title that includes the letters V-A-L or the letters T-I-N-E. We’d love it if you got them all, and if you make a hearty effort, you’ll most likely succeed. 1. Miner’s “darling” daughter of song 2. “La Bamba” singer 3. Pertaining to the Middle Ages 4. The Caped Crusader’s portrayer in Batman Forever 5. Stephen King tale of a demonic ’58 Plymouth 6. Colorado ice hockey team 7. Author of the Goosebumps series 8. Falsetto-voiced Four Seasons singer 9. Composer of The Four Seasons 10. Tanker that spilled in Prince William Sound 11. Place to see many Michelangelo frescoes 12. Where the President gets work done 13. Africa, Asia, or Australia, e.g. 14. “Who’s on First,” for example ANSWERS 1. Clementine2. Ritchie Valens3. Medieval4.…

1 min.
the cat or the hat

Here are cats and hats and cats in hats, but what exactly are you looking at? Well, as you scrutinize this scene, you’ll see nine hats that should be cats, and eight cats that should be hats. For example, kitties jammin’ (a cat band) would really be a hatband, while a hat looking panicked would really be a fraidy cat. You’ll sort ‘em out in no time flat! ANSWERS Page 10: Cat trick; Mexican cat dance; Hatfight; Hat burglar; Hat’s cradle; Catcheck girl; Cowboy cat; The hat and the fiddle Page 11: Pass the cat; Hat on a hot tin roof; Raining hats and dogs; Hat-o’-nine-tails; Letting the hat out of the bag; Cat in the ring; Cat tree; Hat-and-mouse chase; Opera cat…