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Games World of Puzzles August 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

The dog days of summer may be here, but don’t sweat it: Just slip on some flip-flops, pour an ice-cold lemonade, and enjoy the August issue of GAMES WORLD OF PUZZLES.We suggest you begin by perusing the feature article, “Shining a Spotlight on Video Game Makers,” written by our longtime reviewer, Thomas L. McDonald (page 34). It’s an in-depth look at Game Masters, a traveling exhibit that makes the argument for video games as an art form—and lets visitors play plenty of games, too. Whether you’re a skeptic regarding the medium or a passionate fan, Game Masters offers plenty to think about and McDonald is an excellent guide.Two of this issue’s other features also reckon with games and their legacy. In “Your Word Against Mine,” our Scrabble correspondent Scott Appel…

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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 70ACROSS1 “Makes sense”2 Unrigged contest3 Accompanying4 Getting by with little effort5 Got on, as a ship6 Buys then…

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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 71 ■…

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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, PAGE 70 ■…

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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.ANSWERS, PAGE 71 ■…

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the reptile files

ANSWER, PAGE 70ACROSS1 ___-cone4 Rapunzel’s “ladder”8 Country star Cash14 Magic spell15 “Rule, Britannia” composer16 One-celled creature17 Buffoon18 Designated driver’s order, maybe19 Stolen auto: 2 wds.20 1973 hit by Elton John: 2 wds.23 Actress Allen or Black24 Balloon filler25 Inter ____ (among others)28 Benchmarks: Abbr.29 Nickname of the Doors’ Jim Morrison: 2 wds.32 Macbeth’s title34 Get even35 Unsatisfactory38 Inquire39 Prefix for cycle or lateral40 Whisperer’s target41 Baltimore baseball pro43 Actress MacDowell45 1974 Evel Knievel jump attempt site: 2 wds.47 Green-blue color51 Young horse52 Goat’s comment53 Light racing boat54 Sunglass frame style58 Intense fear60 Dryer trap contents61 CPR expert, briefly62 Comparatively tidy: 2 wds.63 Frozen heroine64 Highlands denial65 Bygone Oldsmobiles66 Easter egg colorer67 Long-running NBC comedy show, for shortDOWN1 Car ride smoothers2 ___ hand (close by): 2 wds.3 Prestigious English university4 Is wearing:…