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State Of Play
Welcome to this special section that celebrates the states, capitals and other well-known cities that make up this great country, America the Beautiful! (Apologies to all the U.S. territories out there --we'll get you next time!) Grab a pencil and so
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Threebies
1 Wood shop grippers 6 Misrepresent 11 Sticky stuff 14 More than sufficient 15 Ecstasy’s antithesis 16 “All bets ___ off!” 17 Scripps competition: 2 wds. 19 Car salesman’s milieu 20 Upper-left PC key 21 Making ___ meet 22 Provoke playfully 24 Army ve
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Jigsaw Quote
Enter the answer to each clue in the corresponding jigsaw piece, the first letter in square 1, the second in square 2, etc. Then assemble the 32 pieces in the grid to produce a quotation to be read acrostic-style. (Most of the black squares will be f
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Eight Nines
FROM DECEMBER In this contest, solvers were presented with an empty diagram and eight clues, each leading to a nine-letter answer. You had to determine those answers and enter them into the rows and columns of the grid, one letter per square, so that
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Cryptic Crossword 2
Anagrams: The answer appears in anagrammed form, preceded or followed by a word or phrase that suggests the mixing, as in Changing times for ITEMS. Deletions: Deletions come in three varieties: beheadments, curtailments, and internal deletions. The c
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The World’s Most Ornery Crossword
The crossword on this and the next two pages has two independent sets of clues: “Hard” and “Easy.” First, fold this page back on the dashed line so the clues below face the solving grid on page 69. If you use only the Hard Clues (appearing below and
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Quint-essential
Quit what you’re doing for a quick fix of quiet time with this quite delightful word search. Though they’re not listed for you, there are 50 words (of five or more letters) to be found in the grid below, each of which appears as a horizontal, vertica
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One, Two, Three
Solve this puzzle as you would a regular crossword, except that each space may hold one, two, or three letters. The number of letters in a space is for you to determine, using logic and the crossing of words. The answer to 1-Across, S-HA-RIF, has bee
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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 th
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Art On The Square
This is the easiest way we know of to create art without the benefit of formal training. All you have to do is copy each square in the proper place in the empty grid, following the coordinates. The square marked A3, for example, should be drawn in th
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Boxing Match
The object of this solitaire challenge is to guess a word before making six incorrect guesses, as in a familiar childhood game. To begin, choose any letter of the alphabet that you think might appear in word I below. Suppose you pick E. Go to the Let
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Joe’s Sports Bar
Joe’s the proud owner of a newly renovated sports bar, and he’s keen on making it a success. But his establishment has a bit of an image problem. You see, the only “sports” that seem to interest his patrons are elbow-bending and channel-surfing. What
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500 Rummy
Can you score 500 or more points in Word Rummy hands from the card layout at right? Find as many common seven-letter words as you can whose cards form Word Rummy hands. A Word Rummy hand is a seven-letter word whose letters appear on cards that make
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Gimme Some Room
1 Competent 5 “What a shame” 9 Astronaut’s outfit 14 Press 15 The Well-Tempered Clavier composer 16 Redhead’s secret, maybe 17 Truck stop sights 18 Against 19 Enjoy immensely: 2 wds. 20 Tomorrowland attraction: 2 wds. 22 Blazing 23 Unnamed litigant 2
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Paint By Numbers
BY CONCEPTIS LTD. www.conceptispuzzles.com These eight puzzles feature a unique blend of logic and art. The numbers are all you need to determine which squares should be filled in to form a picture. Here’s how it’s done: The numbers outside each row
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Flustered
In the familiar word game Fluster, players are given 16 letters (some of which may be duplicates) arranged in a four-by-four grid. They try to form words by moving from letter to touching letter — horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. All letters
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Pencil Pointers 2
In this crossword puzzle, the clues appear in the grid itself. Enter the answers in the direction of the pointers.
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Cryptic Crossword 1
Each clue in a cryptic crossword has two parts: a definition of the answer and an indication of the answer’s literal makeup via wordplay. Either half may come first; finding the dividing point between the two parts is the key to solving. On page 61,
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Cargoes
In March 2021, the container ship Ever Given wound up wedged across the Suez Canal, blocking the waterway for nearly a week. The massive vessel left nearly 400 ships stranded in its wake, all waiting to get through the passageway. Economists estimate
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Split Decisions®
The only clues in this crossword are the letter pairs provided in the grid. Each answer across and down consists of two words that share the letters you’ll enter in the empty squares. In the example below, S, E, and W fill the empty squares to make S
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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 or two DOwn clues that seem to
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Helter-skelter
Helter-Skelter is a crossword variation in which the answers interlock in any of eight different directions. To solve, write the answer to each clue starting in its numbered square and proceed in a straight line toward—and if necessary, beyond—the ne
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Electronic Game Reviews
PUZZLE TINY ROOM STORIES: TOWN MYSTERY KIARY GAMES MAC/PC: $10; IOS/ANDROID: FREE/$3 AGE RANGE: EVERYONE PLAY TIME: 4–5 HOURS PLAYERS: 1 Tiny Room Stories: Town Mystery straddles the line between conventional adventure game and escape room, offering
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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 ri
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Syllables
The answer to each Syllables clue is a word or words made up of some of the syllables listed above the clues. The number of syllables in each answer is in parentheses following the clue. The dashes indicate the number of letters in the answer. After
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Notes From Notables
Over the centuries, great Americans have uttered a lot of memorable words—just ask Mr. Bartlett! Like the rest of us, though, they also wrote personal letters in which they shared their thoughts and feelings. See if you can match up these 12 excerpts
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Slitherlink
BY CONCEPTIS LTD. WWW.CONCEPTISPUZZLES.COM Your goal in these puzzles is to fence off a part of the grid with a closed circuit. Just draw a line from dot to dot (horizontally or vertically—never diagonally), continuing until you return to your starti
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Cryptolists
Below are four lists of related words and phrases that have been translated into simple cipher alphabets. The letter substitutions remain constant within any one group of words (for instance, if V represents G in one word, it will represent G in all
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Code Crosswords
In the puzzles below, the numbers in the grid squares stand for letters of the alphabet; your task is to crack the code. Once you’ve figured out the letter that matches a certain number, place that letter in every square containing the same number an
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Flashback 40
The August issue marks the final installment of Flashback 40. How quickly the year has passed! I hope you’ve been inspired to revisit your collection of Games magazines and uncover some forgotten gems. As for me, I have happily rediscovered some clea
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