Games World of Puzzles

January 2022

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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Monthly
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2 min
…from the editor

Happy New Year from the staff here at GAMES WORLD OF PUZZLES! As we usher in 2022, what better time than now to learn a new skill. And if you’re a newbie to cryptic crosswords, this issue can help you do just that. On page 33, you’ll find the latest installment of “Cryptic Classroom,” an ongoing column by Andrew Parr. Since September 2021, Parr has been explaining different types of cryptic clues, one type per issue. Sample puzzles are included. The column has been well received, as Parr recently reported: “I have seen a lot of positive feedback from members of our Facebook group, Games Magazine Enthusiasts, regarding this column. It appears that solvers are overcoming their apprehensions of cryptic crosswords. I’m tempted to say, ‘Mission accomplished!’ but the mission is…

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2 min
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 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 Hit a single 2 Hit a golf ball down the fairway 3 Rental car class 4 Produces, as a recipe 5 Wallops 6 Approving comment about a flattering dress, maybe 7 Come…

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1 min
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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1 min
missing links

This new variety word search has a special twist to it: Whenever words intersect with each other, an outline of a baseball is shown instead and you have to figure out what letter fills it in. The 30 MLB 2022 team names are hiding in the grid—horizontally, vertically, and diagonally (always in a straight line). After you’ve found them all, the unused letters will spell out a quote and its speaker. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 2022 TEAMS ANGELS ASTROS ATHLETICS BLUE JAYS BRAVES BREWERS CARDINALS CUBS DIAMONDBACKS DODGERS GIANTS GUARDIANS MARINERS MARLINS METS NATIONALS ORIOLES PADRES PHILLIES PIRATES RANGERS RAYS REDS RED SOX ROCKIES ROYALS TIGERS TWINS WHITE SOX YANKEES ANSWERS I’ve never questioned the integrity of an umpire. Their eyesight, yes. (Leo Durocher)…

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1 min
two-by-fours

ACROSS 1 Graceful aquatic bird 5 Churchill’s famous gesture: 2 wds. 10 Monopoly corner square 14 Pet pests 15 On the briny: 2 wds. 16 “What __ can I say?” 17 Special purpose panels: 3 wds. 20 Small, to a Scot 21 Sharp knocks 22 Setbacks 23 Took a chair 24 Wedge or pump 25 Be proud as a peacock: 4 wds. 33 Kate’s sitcom pal 34 Black-and-white whales 35 Lawyer’s charge 36 Serene 37 Set loose 38 Horse’s foot 39 Summer, in Paris 40 Bizarre 41 Make like a ghost 42 Authority of power?: 2 wds. 45 Soak up some sun 46 Picnic intruder 47 “Your satisfaction matters to us”: 2 wds. 50 Long-running dispute 52 One-man play about Capote 55 Entertainment news show: 2 wds. 58 Moonstruck actress 59 Letter-shaped fastener: Hyph. 60 Hooked on 61 Lays down the lawn 62 Ends of the earth 63 New driver, typically DOWN 1 Popular side dish 2 Not narrow 3 Stomach woe 4 The Matrix hero 5 Leave the premises 6 “Knock…

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1 min
kid stuff

TEXT ME! Maybe you know that LOL stands for “Laughing Out Loud” and BFF means “Best Friends Forever,” but we bet you’ve never seen these other abbreviations in a text message before. Match each silly abbreviation to its correct illustration. We’ve done the first one to get you started. Finish the rest and you’ll be a VSPA (Very Smart Puzzle Solver)! ANSWERS 1. DDD: Duck Disco Dancing 2. OJO: Owl Juggling Oranges 3. TFV: Toothpaste For Vampires 4. ABC: Astronaut Baking Cookies 5. TSF: Three Smiley Faces 6. QRAM: Queen Riding A Motorcycle 7. TWIM: Two Witches In Mud 8. SWABS: Santa Wearing A Bathing Suit 9. TATES: Tigers And Turtles Eating Sandwiches 10. CRABTAB: Cow Reading A Book To A Bear…

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