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Games World of Puzzles

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

We extend you a “warm” welcome to our August issue! Packed with entertaining articles and puzzles of all stripes, this issue is perfect for filling those leisurely summer hours. So without further ado, here are some of the highlights. Summertime means that kids of all ages are home from school. If yours are into video games, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the game sensation called Fortnite. But what is it all about? We’ve put together “A Rookie’s Guide to Fortnite” (page 40) by staff writer Gabrielle Fabioneri. Whether you’re a parent or just a grownup who’s curious about what the kids are up to these days, check it out. If you’ve been following Andrew Parr’s “Moving Forward, Looking Back” series of articles, you know that this issue’s installment marks the grand finale. In…

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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 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 Operation with a plus sign 2 More on time 3 Refrain from going all out 4 “The Warrior” band 5 Auckland natives, colloquially 6 Priest’s title 7…

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See if you can go from one word to another in as few steps as possible, by changing just one letter at a time. Every change you make must yield a relatively common English word. For instance, you might go from COAT to SHOE as follows: COAT, COOT, SOOT, SHOT, SHOE. 6 I CHANGE-A-WORD 1. Rose, ruse, rush, bush 2. Fire, file, fill, fall, ball 3. Well, dell, doll, dole, done 4. Wind, wink, wick, sick, sock 5. Home, tome, tore, torn, town 6. Wood, word, ward, lard, land 7. Last, lost, lose, lore, lord, word 8. Junk, hunk, hank, hand, hard, yard 9. Show, shot, soot, coot, cost, cast, case…

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kid stuff

RIDDLEGRAMS To solve a Riddlegram, fill in the answers to the clues, one letter in each blank. Then transfer the letters in the blanks to the boxes above that have the same numbers. When all the boxes are filled in correctly, you will have the answer to a riddle. RIDDLE #1: WHAT WEARS A GLASS SLIPPER AND GOES UP AND DOWN TALL BUILDINGS? RIDDLE #2: WHAT IS PURPLE, LIES IN THE OCEAN, AND IS RULED BY A QUEEN? GET A MOVE ON The names of 20 means of transportation listed below are hidden in the grid. Look across, down, up, back, and diagonally to find them, and circle each one you locate. (The word TRAIN has been circled as an example.) How many of the words can you find? BALLOON BOAT BUS CANOE CAR DUNE BUGGY FERRY GO-CART JEEP JET LIMOUSINE MINIBIKE MOTORCYCLE PLANE TANK TAXI TRACTOR TRAIN TRUCK VAN 8 I KID STUFF: RIDDLEGRAMS 1. A) Line; B)…

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wacky wordies

It’s been quite some time in the making, but here is a long-awaited set of new Wacky Wordies from the Games Magazine Enthusiasts Facebook page. (If you haven't joined yet, it can be found at www.facebook.com/groups/gamesmag.) The object of these puzzles is to discern a familiar word, phrase, saying, or name from each arrangement of letters and/or symbols. Can you get all 24? Puzzles 1–5 by Haym Hirsh, Puzzles 6–8 by Rebekkah Wilkin, Puzzles 9–15 by Andrew Parr, Puzzles 16 & 17 by Emily Natalia Jenkins, Puzzles 18, 21–24 by Lisa Chambers, Puzzles 19 & 20 by Ben Gildersleeve EXAMPLE: ANSWER: Narrow escape 10 I WACKY WORDIES 1. Tossup 2. Split second 3. Parallel universes 4. Architect 5. Alphabetical order 6. Kickstarter 7. Cyberstalk 8. Download 9. Laptop 10. Internet connection 11. Online dating 12. Dial-up modem 13. Keeping up with the Joneses 14. Cell phone or cellular…

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quote boxes

To solve Quote Boxes, drop the letters from each vertical column—not necessarily in the order in which they appear—into the empty squares below them to spell a quotation reading from left to right, line by line. Words may continue from one line to the next; black squares indicate ends of words. The author of each quote is given above its grid. 1. HAL ABELSON 2. NEIL deGRASSE TYSON 3. MICHELLE OBAMA 12 I QUOTE BOXES 1. If I have not seen as far as others, it is because giants were standing on my shoulders. (Hal Abelson) 2. We live on this speck called Earth: Think about what you might do, today or tomorrow, and make the most of it. (Neil deGrasse Tyson) 3. Friendships between women, as any woman will tell you, are built of a thousand…