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Games World of Puzzles October 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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United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Kappa Publishing Group, Inc.
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…from the editor

We at GAMES WORLD OF PUZZLES have really gotten into the Halloween spirit for the October issue. First, as you can see from this issue’s cover, we’re presenting a “Halloween Double Feature,” starting on page 34. Horror film fan Raymond Simon has created a pair of fright flick-themed puzzles. Start with his trivia quiz called “The Horror! The Horror!” and find out just how familiar you are with some well-known macabre movies. Next, move on to “Creepy Quotes & Spooky Sayings” on page 36. After decoding 13 encrypted quotes, see if you can match each one to the movie from whence it came. It might be harder than you think! Continuing with the horror theme, Simon also profiles Rue Morgue, a magazine based in Toronto, in his “Game On!” column on…

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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. ACROSS 1 Primary 2 Burrowing member of the weasel family 3 Type of phone with a dial 4 Singer Gladys 5 Bygone Ford model 6 Allow to leave a hospital 7 Stratocaster…

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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. ANSWERS…

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mouthpieces

ACROSS 1 Fantastic Mr. Fox author Roald 5 Pub projectile 9 “Hey, you!” 13 Race in The TimeMachine 14 PC-to-PC corre-spondence: Hyph. 16 Saxophone type 17 Flying stunt 18 Speechless: Hyph. 20 “___ Fly a Kite”: 2 wds. 22 Curve in the road 23 Ticked off 24 Tony winner Patinkin 26 Los Angeles baseball pros 28 Game played with cestas: 2 wds. 31 Haus wife 32 Current letters 33 Domesticated 35 Quick-witted 39 Unlikely to make a fuss 40 Swelling, to a doctor 42 Global conflict from 1939–45, briefly 43 Pigtail’s kin 45 Midterm or final 46 Thoroughfare 47 Conventional standard 49 Within the bounds of the law 51 Torment 54 Had a date: 2 wds. 55 Unbelievably long time 56 Gloria actress Rowlands 58 Surname separator, sometimes 62 Nocturnal visitor: 2 wds. 65 “___ does it!” 66 Exxon, once 67 Cranial cavity 68 Posterior 69 Appear to be 70 Season of sacrifice 71 Toy with runners DOWN 1 Farmer’s home? 2 Soothing plant 3 Owl’s comment 4 Scrumptious: Hyph. 5 Explode 6 “I love,” to…

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an arm and a leg

Get comfortable in your armchair and make sure you have plenty of legroom. Now then. The answer to each clue below is a word, name, phrase, or title that contains either the word ARM or LEG. For example, the clue “Help in advance” suggests GIVE A LEG UP, while “Spanish fleet” leads to ARMADA. The 14 clues below are all disarmingly legitimate. 1. Astronaut Neil 2. Stage actor’s good luck wish 3. Transporter of illegal whiskey 4. Family shield 5. Gangly spider 6. World-ending battle 7. Angle on a fairway 8. “Get a move on!” 9. Hemingway novel 10. Famous New York gangster 11. Protesting vigorously 12. Slot machine 13. Sailor’s sense of balance 14. Toy building block brand ANSWERS 1. Armstrong 2. “Break a leg!” 3. Bootlegger 4. Coat of arms 5. Daddy long-legs 6. Armageddon 7. Dogleg 8. “Shake a leg!” 9. A Farewell to Arms 10. Legs Diamond 11. Up in arms 12. One-armed…

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kid stuff

TOMB IT MAY CONCERN… Here’s a fiendishly fun math puzzle just in time for Halloween. First, take a trip through our spooky graveyard and read the inscriptions on the six headstones. Then, use your math skills to answer the five questions at the foot of the page. It’s a creepy job. but someBODY’s gotta do it! Subtract each person’s year of birth from his or her year of death to determine that person’s age. Use that information to answer the following questions: 1. Who was the youngest? Who was the oldest? 2. Which two ages could you subtract to get the number 31 (the date in October on which Halloween falls)? 3. Which two ages combined are still lower than Hattie Fall’s age? 4. Which two people’s ages could you combine to equal a third person’s…

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