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Games World of Puzzles

Games World of Puzzles December 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!

United States
Kappa Publishing Group, Inc.
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9 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
…from the editor

What we like best about the holidays here at GAMES WORLD OF PUZZLES is the way they bring people together. And that’s something worth celebrating Games are an excellent way to connect with family and friends. That’s why we’re excited to share Thomas L. McDonald’s feature article about the best new Euro-style board games, “2019 Spiel des Jahres Awards” (page 34). McDonald, our longtime game reviewer, knows the field well and recognizes what makes games interesting, unique, and just plain fun to play. Spiel, an annual get-together in Germany, has introduced plenty of great new titles to the board-gaming community, including The Settlers of Catan and Carcassonne. Is the latest gaming sensation among the 2019 winners of this prestigious award? Only time will tell, but we think readers will be curious…

1 min.

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…

2 min.
there, there

ACROSS 1 Jackson 5 hit 4 The Trial author Franz 9 They recharge tots’ batteries 13 Pep rally yell 14 Those ladies: Fr. 15 Multicolored mineral 17 To and ___ 18 Lunch break times 19 The Overcoat author Nikolai 20 Auctioneer’s final words: 3 wds. 23 Tom Sawyer's girlfriend 24 ___ sauce (chop suey condiment) 25 Bear lair 26 Arthur of tennis 27 Rebound basket: Hyph. 30 Simon & Garfunkel’s “El Condor ___” 31 ___ de Janeiro 32 Carson predecessor Jack 33 Thaw season: Abbr. 35 Their second line is always “Who’s there?”: 3 wds. 41 Become mature, as wine 42 ___ & Clark 43 Import’s opposite: Abbr. 44 Witch’s birthmark? 47 Standing ___ (upright): 2 wds. 49 ___ Man (1984 Estevez flick) 50 Actress Gardner 51 Graphic designer’s degree: Abbr. 52 Train station 53 A toss-up, to a betting man: 2 wds. 58 Spud 59 Waikiki wingdings 60 ___ Miss Brooks (’50s TV series) 62 Trigger, to Roy Rogers 63 Germinal author Zola 64 Sardonic 65…

1 min.
the long and short of it

FROM THE GAMES LIBRARY If you’ve been longing for some amusing yet challenging fun, there’s no shortage of ideas here. The concept is short and sweet: Nine “long” words and phrases are depicted on this page, and nine “short” words and phrases on the opposite page. For example, the policeman in the upper left corner represents the LONG ARM OF THE LAW. Can you guess the rest? Wordplay and soundalikes are fair game, so get ready to groan! If your solving efforts fall short, don’t put on a long face—just flip to the answers on page 71. ANSWERS page 10 (left to right and top to bottom): Long arm of the law Long time no see (“C”) Longbow Long-playing record Furlong Long johns Long range Long hair (hare) So (sew) long page 11 (left to right and top to bottom): Shorthand Shortstop Short story Shortwave radio Short-order cook Short term Shortcomings Shortcut Shortfall…

1 min.
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. ALBERT EINSTEIN 2. VIRGINIA WOOLF 3. JOHN KENNETH GALBRAITH ANSWERS 1. The distinction between past, present and future is only an illusion, however persistent.(Albert Einstein) 2. Fiction is like a spider’s web, attached ever so slightly perhaps, but still attached, to life at all four corners.(Virginia Woolf) 3. One of the best ways of avoiding necessary and even urgent tasks is to seem to be busily employed on things that are already done.(John Kenneth Galbraith)…

1 min.
holiday craft

Here’s an easy holiday-themed craft project. Simply follow the directions in the word list. While you’re at it, find those words and phrases in the gift box diagram, reading horizontally, vertically, and diagonally (always in a straight line). After you have circled them all, read the uncircled letters from left to right and top to bottom; these will spell out the remainder of the instructions for making the craft. If you have kids, let them join in the fun! CUT A LARGE CIRCLE FROM GREEN PAPER. FOLD IN HALF, THEN IN QUARTERS, AND THEN IN EIGHTHS. CUT OUT NOTCHES DOWN BOTH FOLDED SIDES, SO THEY STAGGER AS SHOWN IN THE PICTURE. UNFOLD THE CIRCLE. PINCH AND TAPE THE CENTER TOGETHER… ANSWERS The leftover letters spell the remainder of the instructions: …so that the sides look like Christmas trees. Punch a hole in the top and hang from a string. Decorate as desired. Season’s greetings!…