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Games World of Puzzles April 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

Welcome to the April issue of GAMES WORLD OF PUZZLES! Now that the dreary winter weather has begun to give way to milder temperatures, perhaps you’re looking for things to do. One option sure to appeal to game fans is visiting a board game café. Back in our June 2015 issue, we profiled Across the Board, a bustling game café in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Since then, the number of such establishments in the U.S. and Canada has increased greatly. So when Contributing Editor Jonathan Schmalzbach heard that a board game café would be opening in nearby Philadelphia, he jumped in his car to check it out.Thirsty Dice is Philadelphia’s first ever board game café. Schmalzbach spent some time with owner Matt Hendricks and learned all about this new venture. You’ll find…

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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 Leaves the ground, as a rocket2 Revealed movie twist3 Played a violin without a bow4 California senator who retired…

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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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See if you can beat our score by packing this grid with words using only the 10 letters provided at the foot of the page. You may use any letter as often as you like, but don’t use the same word twice in the grid. This includes singular and plural versions of the same word, inflected versions of a word (such as LOVE and LOVED), and variant spellings of the same word. Use any word in a standard dictionary, including slang, but don’t use capitalized or foreign words, contractions, abbreviations, acronyms, prefixes, or suffixes.After completing the grid, calculate your score by adding up each Across row; our high score was 336…but we were a little off that day.ANSWERSTOTAL: 336 points…

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gimme shelter

ACROSS1 Soprano Gluck5 Holey kind of cheese10 Hamm and Farrow14 Hammer or sickle15 Ziti, e.g.16 Benson actress Swenson17 Barker of northern seas: 2 wds.19 Fuzzy hairdo20 Eggs, in Latin21 Windy-day toy22 Anouk of La Dolce Vita24 Leave this after the beep26 Offers a few pointers to28 History class assignment29 Hit the books31 As well32 For each34 Man-mouse link: 2 wds.35 Coop moms36 Secret place to sleep?: 2 wds.39 “Holy moly!”41 Atlas Shrugged author Rand42 Nation near Israel: Abbr.43 Stimpy’s pal44 Sanctified46 Swimmin’ holes50 Sergeants, for short52 Trying to shed pounds: 3 wds.54 Fragrant bloom of spring55 God of love56 1884 prez’s monogram57 Vagabond58 Alibi: 2 wds.61 Pulitzer winner Jennifer62 Intense hatred63 Nobelist Wiesel64 Gomer in the U.S.M.C.65 Kennel cries66 FeatDOWN1 Not out and about: 2 wds.2 Plenty of bread3 Quagmire4 Neighbor of…

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take a letter

What do a MODEL T and an X-RAY have in common? Like the answers to the clues below, they’re terms incorporating a single letter of the alphabet. If you correctly answer every clue below, you’ll find that every letter from A to Z has been used exactly once. Only A-ONE solvers will get all 26!1. Nutrient found in oranges ___________________________________2. Truck-rental company ___________________________________3.“The Banana Boat Song” ___________________________________4. Pop soprano-sax player___________________________________5.“Just in case” arrangement_______________________________6. Shelf supporter___________________________________________7. Slightly racy, as films go__________________________________8. June 6, 1944______________________________________________9. African-American leader, 1925-65________________________10. Cabin with a steep roof___________________________________11. What “psycho” has, spellingwise__________________________12. Thermonuclear weapon__________________________________13. A kind of juice “I coulda had”_____________________________14. Backstreet Boys’ rivals____________________________________15. Cyber-messages__________________________________________16. Trendy term for today’s teens____________________________17. Part of a long, winding road______________________________18. Team game for little sluggers____________________________19. Wacky crew at Fort Courage______________________________20. It's…