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Games World of Puzzles May 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

Now that warmer weather is here (or just around the corner, depending on where you are), you may be inspired to go outside for some much-needed fresh air. Let this issue of GAMES WORLD OF PUZZLES inspire you to bring your puzzling to the great outdoors!Stephen Sniderman’s feature article, “Big Game Hunter” (page 34), describes his attempts at devising games for large groups of players—for example, at a summer camp or on a nature hike. He discusses the pros and cons of having a large group of playtesters. This is an interesting, informative read for amateur game designers from an author with 40- plus years of experience in game and puzzle design. Of course, several of Sniderman’s puzzles are included.Sudoku fans will want to check out Raymond Young’s “Dungeon Sudoku”…

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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.ANSWER, PAGE 70ACROSS1 Like a note that isn’t sharped or flatted2 Sweetie3 Signed up for military service4 Margarita ingredient5 Animal…

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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.ANSWER, PAGE 70 ■…

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In this crossword puzzle, the clues appear in the grid itself. Enter the answers in the direction of the pointers.ANSWER, PAGE 70 ■…

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FROM THE GAMES LIBRARYSee 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 334…but we were a little off that day.ANSWER, PAGE 72 ■…

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working titles

(ANSWER, PAGE 70)ACROSS1 Rapper 50 ___5 Speak like Daffy Duck9 Photographer’s request14 Rapunzel’s “ladder”15 Fascinated by16 Firefighting equipment17 Teen’s skin woe18 RR stops, for short19 Regulations20 Billy Joel song of 1974: 2 wds.23 Always, poetically24 TV’s talking horse 2 wds.25 Scattered about29 Canine cry30 Life story, for short33 Eat away34 Spider-Man or Superman35 Some flea-market merchandise36 Beatles tune that hit #1 in 1966: 2 wds.39 Pastry chef, at times40 Signs, slangily41 Word on many a detergent bottle42 Two-time loser to DDE, briefly43 Pop artist Warhol44 Coves45 Mischief Night missiles46 Shakespeare’s Much ___ About Nothing47 1960s TV show theme sung by Johnny Rivers: 3 wds.54 Lake craft55 Bit of fish food56 Verdi opera set in Egypt57 Nimble58 Young or Diamond59 .035 ounce60 Crossed a creek61 Barely passing grades62 IdenticalDOWN1 Talk online2…