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Games World of Puzzles April 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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Kappa Publishing Group, Inc.
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...from the editor

Welcome to the April issue of GAMES WORLD OF PUZZLES. No fooling: This issue is packed with puzzling fun, starting with the feature article, “The Secret Writing Games of Edgar Allan Poe,” which explores the renowned author’s puzzles. You might be thinking, “What puzzles?” Poe is widely known for his poems, such as “The Raven” and “Annabel Lee,” as well as his short stories, some of which are generally regarded as the earliest examples of detective fiction. But, as authors Sara Biggs Chaney and Michael Chaney point out, Poe was also a puzzler extraordinaire. Some of his puzzles are so difficult that it took scholars many years to solve them, whereas others are accessible to the average puzzle enthusiast. Turn to page 34 to match your wits against Poe’s.Our editorial…

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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.ACROSS1 Above2 Repeat, as a winner3 Rotates one half turn4 Substantial5 Divide up to cover more ground6 Visibly pregnant7 Loudly…

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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 ■…

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pencil pointers 1

In this crossword puzzle, the clues appear in the grid itself. Enter the answers in the direction of the pointers.ANSWER ■…

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The lines in the six puzzles below may look like random letter jumbles, but there’s actually some method to this madness. Each line contains a five-letter word and a four-letter word whose letters have been woven together, but the left-to-right order of the letters has not been disturbed. For instance, the sequence D A R I U N V E T is DRIVE + AUNT. Unweave the two words on each line and write them in the spaces provided. When you’re done, the answer to each puzzle’s clue will appear in the two shaded columns.ANSWERPUZZLE 1: Acorn/soap, elbow/hive, foamy/ aged, asset/vein, heron/epic: CLOSE SHAVEPUZZLE 2: Bruin/hymn, livid/near, amuse/ logo, croak/chic, khaki/arcs: BLACK MAGICPUZZLE 3: Screw/earn, blood/agog, abuse/ hobo, bingo/obit, tidal/gone: ROUND ROBINPUZZLE 4: Spray/heed, until/soda, gloat/ egad, abyss/bead, rebel/buoy: SUGAR…

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say what?

ACROSS1 Gore and Roker4 PIN takers8 Came up13 Nasty letters: 2 wds.15 Fix, as a skirt16 Continuing sporadically, as a relationship: 4 wds.19 Safecracker20 “I think,” in textspeak21 Fixin’ to22 Police interrogation ploy: 4 wds.26 Lofty poem28 Blue area on a map29 Sermon subject30 Before, before31 With 46-Across, philosophy of balanced career and leisure: 2 wds.34 Eva’s half sister?36 Actress Kudrow37 Bro, say39 Utah ski resort43 This Is Us network46 See 31-Across: 2 wds.49 TV drama set in Las Vegas52 Charlotte of Diff’rent Strokes54 Apply55 Pince-___56 Type of argument: 4 wds.60 Live61 Casablanca pianist62 Surveyor’s map65 Realist’s philosophy: 4 wds.69 Reeked70 One who hangswhere he shouldn’t71 Damp72 ___ in a while73 511, in old RomeDOWN1 Call to a mate2 Rural byway3 Walks unsteadily4 Docs’ gp.: Abbr.5 Mai ___6 They’re smaller…