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Games World of Puzzles October 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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United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Kappa Publishing Group, Inc.
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9 Issues

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…from the editor

There’s so much to like about fall, from the beautiful autumn leaves and the thrill of the World Series to the crisp chill in the air and the spooky fun of Halloween. Our October issue captures some of that excitement, starting with the cover, a radiant image that will warm you up for bigger challenges found inside. It was inspired by “Sunny Sights,” a clever word search from longtime contributor Raymond Young (page 15). Solvers looking to stretch their mental muscles don’t need to look far. “Test Your Trivia I.Q.” is a challenging test of general knowledge from former editor R. Wayne Schmittberger (page 64). There is also a brand new set of Strimko puzzles from the Grabarchuk Family, which is sure to please fans of logic puzzles (page 54). Of course, games…

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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 Got on a radio talk show 2 Pursue in retaliation 3 Reddish brown hue 4 Scarab, for one 5 Move to a different branch of…

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52-skiddoo

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.…

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ten-pack

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 284…but we were a little off that day.…

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get in shape!

ACROSS 1 Techie’s unit 5 Lose traction 9 Emailer’s button 13 Chief Justice Warren 14 Sweat spot 15 Bender 16 London tourist attraction: 2 wds. 19 Whichever 20 Menial worker 21 Blinking prompt 22 Forthcoming 23 Achievement 24 Enunciated 27 Generous or gorgeous 31 Big Little Lies actress Dern 32 Hindu wrap 33 Get droopy 34 Global girder: 2 wds. 38 Homer’s neighbor 39 Uncommon 40 Rapper’s rhythms 41 Appendix of sorts 44 California castle name 45 Hendrix’s “Purple ___” 46 Oriole or cardinal 47 Grand home 50 H.H. Munro’s pen name 51 Make a choice 54 Atlantic site of mysterious disappearances: 2 wds. 57 Be a censor 58 Midday 59 Length times width 60 Luge, for one 61 Zest 62 Smile broadly DOWN 1 Alpha follower 2 Tall tale 3 Cafeteria food holder 4 Pixie relative 5 Ill temper 6 Access a server: 2 wds. 7 Tehran’s land 8 According to 9 Rapid increases 10 Periods of note 11 Infamous fiddler 12 Bambi, e.g. 15 Synonym for 53-Down 17 Pop up 18 Offering a pretty view 22 Gumbo veggie 23 Satirical comedy 24…

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phil in the blank

Each of the 14 clues below leads to a word, name, or phrase containing the letter sequence PHIL, FIL, or PHYLL. For example, “Genesis frontman from 1975-96” would be PHIL COLLINS, and a “Boneless slice of meat or fish” is a FILLET. If you can’t get all the answers, turn to page 71 and we’ll fill you in. 1. Talk show hosted by self-help guru McGraw 2. Robert Redford’s annual movie showcase 3. Country once presided over by Ferdinand Marcos 4. Symphony orchestra 5. U.S. prez between Zachary Taylor and Franklin Pierce 6. City where the Declaration of Independence was signed 7. Pass (troops) surreptitiously into enemy territory 8. Colt’s female counterpart 9. Person who donates millions to charitable causes 10. Green pigment that plays a role in photosynthesis 11. Wealthy as all get-out 12. Stalling tactic used to delay a Congressional…

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