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Games World of Puzzles

Games World of Puzzles January 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

Here’s a little treat to help you ring in the New Year: the January 2019 issue of GAMES WORLD OF PUZZLES! I’m delighted to share this issue with you. In addition to the challenging puzzles you love to tackle, it includes some great articles and fantastic features. You may not have noticed, but this past August an important event in the gaming world took place: The iconic collectible card game Magic: The Gathering celebrated its 25th anniversary. Even if you don’t play the game yourself, you probably know someone who does. By any standard, Magic has been a runaway success. In our feature article “Magic: The Gathering Turns 25,” veteran game reviewer Thomas L. McDonald explores the development of the game from its release in 1993 to the present day. If…

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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 thde 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. ACROSS 1 Made sense 2 Butter up 3 Midway location 4 Escape 5 Ship’s warning signal 6 Keynote speech, perhaps 7 Reviews, as notes 8 “Don’t go!” 9 “All…

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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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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 1. Recover 2. Orlando 3. Sheriff 4. Egotism 5. Kiwi 6. Eternal 7. Novice 8. Nervous 9. Efficient 10. Diego 11. Yucatan 12. Legislate 13. Impedes…

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powers of deduction

ACROSS 1 Library decimal system innovator 6 One-___ vitamins: 2 wds. 10 Veggie-soup pellet 13 Ezio’s South Pacific role 14 Dance moves 15 Something up your sleeve 16 Golf-course cries 17 Syrup source 18 Jabber on 19 Article 20 Got back from a sightseeing trip? 22 Ignited 23 HBO series about a sports agent 24 On cloud ___ (very happy) 27 Zsa Zsa’s sister 28 I’m a Celebrity, ___ Out of Here!: 2 wds. 29 More tender 30 Wrinkled? 32 Teach privately 33 USN rank: Abbr. 34 Carry-on 35 Float aimlessly 38 Darkened? 44 Two-faced Roman god 45 Call forth 46 King Kong, e.g. 47 Hosiery woe 48 Humiliates 49 Relatives 50 Took away an A? 52 Erte’s art genre 53 Rap-sheet letters 55 Kind of printer or pointer 56 Fish caught on the fly? 57 Show ___ (the movie industry) 58 Some pastry artists 59 Harden (to) 60 Somme summer 61 Sack-out spots 62 Carried DOWN 1 Messed up the office archives? 2 Apt to elicit tears 3 Eavesdrop electronically 4 Grammar school, briefly 5…

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This is strictly a family magazine, so when we say “triple G,” we’re not referring to some humongous bra size. We’re talking about the answers to the 14 clues below, each of which is a word or phrase with exactly three G’s. For example, the clue “1971 Wimbledon winner” would lead to EVONNE GOOLAGONG, while “Capone-era weapon” is GATLING GUN. You get extra brownie points if you identify them all. Now get going! 1. President on a dollar bill ____________________________________________________ 2. Still muddleheaded from sleep ____________________________________________________ 3. Dancers in cages, in ‘60s discos ____________________________________________________ 4. Grand span between Frisco and Marin County ____________________________________________________ 5. Went left, then right, then left, then… ____________________________________________________ 6. Laugh just a little—not too heartily ____________________________________________________ 7. What goes ‘round an airport carousel ____________________________________________________ 8. Colorful meal offered by Sam-I-Am ____________________________________________________ 9. John Robert, inventor of a shorthand system ____________________________________________________ 10. Gift that’s presented on…