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Games World of Puzzles December 2018

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

With the holiday season well-nigh upon us, we’ve compiled a festive collection of brainteasers, crossword variations, and other assorted amusements for your puzzling pleasure. A highlight of this issue is “Wanna Play?” (page 34), Jonathan Schmalzbach’s report on his visit to The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York. Regular readers know how much this columnist loves vintage games; imagine his excitement when surrounded by what is arguably one of the world’s most amazing collection of toys, games, and pastimes. For those of you unfamiliar with The Strong, it’s an important site for the scholarly study of games; more important, it’s a family-friendly place that regularly puts on eye-popping, interactive exhibits. If you love games, it’s well worth a visit!Longtime game reviewer Thomas L. McDonald continues that thread…

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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 Consequence of accidentally flipping a card, maybe2 CBers’ nicknames3 Dens4 Onetime SNL cast member Sanz5 Successfully attracts, as a…

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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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In this crossword puzzle, the clues appear in the grid itself. Enter the answers in the direction of the pointers.ANSWERS ■…

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The lines in the six puzzles below may look like random letter jumbles, but there’s actually some method to this madness. Each line contains a five-letter word and a four-letter word whose letters have been woven together, but the left-to-right order of the letters has not been disturbed. For instance, the letter sequence D A R I U N V E T = DRIVE + AUNT. Unweave the two words on each line and write them in the spaces provided. When you’re done, the answer to each puzzle’s clue will appear in the two shaded columns.PUZZLE 1: THE 40 PERCENT SOLUTIONPUZZLE 2: VIVA NEW YORK!PUZZLE 3: LET’S SPLITPUZZLE 4: TICKLE MEPUZZLE 5: CATSUP PLUSPUZZLE 6: THIS JUS INANSWERSPUZZLE 1Haiku, talcelate, heiralert, floeviola, tubayield, promHEAVY CREAMPUZZLE 2orbit, iconcarom, shoeozone, beattinge, heremaxim,…

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Let’s have a hoedown! Clues 1 to 7 in the list below have answers that start with the letters DO-; clues 8 to 14 have an answers ending with the letters-DO. For example, “Flipper was one” is DOLPHIN, while “Swimsuit brand” yields SPEEDO. If you get all 14 correct, you’re no dodo.1. Stock index mentioned often on CNBC2. Tile game that involves pip-matching3. The Drifters’ style of singing4. Arcade game that first introduced Mario5. Scary-looking German guard-dog breed6. One of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles7. Homer Simpson’s favorite food8. Lucy, Ricky, and Little Ricky’s surname9. Sinfully rich, creamy pasta dish10. Florida destination of Disney devotees11. Actor who said “I coulda been a contenda”12. Green fruit used in guacamole dip13. “Monkey suit” rented by a promgoer14. City of gold sought by…