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10/22/2017 3:57:01 PM
Topic:
Help with a cryptic crossword clue

Bernadette1959
Bernadette1959
Posts: 237
You're welcome, Frances!

I love your colorful response! LOL smile

10/22/2017 12:48:41 PM
Topic:
Help with a cryptic crossword clue

Frances
Frances
Posts: 681
Bernadette1959 wrote:
I don't usually solve cryptic crosswords but sometimes I glance at one and manage to figure out some of the answers and then I'm hooked. Most of the time I end up having to look up quite a few of the answers in order to complete one, but that's okay!

Anyway, last night I came across what I thought was a fun Halloween-themed clue and thought I would share it here!

Mr. Lugosi, far from exciting, is overworking. (10)




smile


I got it! Thanks for sharing this Bernadette!

10/22/2017 12:29:16 PM
Topic:
Blockbuster Sudoku Fall 2017 "mega sudoku" puzzle

Josh
Josh
Posts: 162
admin wrote:
Cswinterton wrote:
All of the mega sudoku puzzles are solved incorrectly. The instructions say that there should be no repeat numbers diagonally but the solution has multiple repeats diagonally.



Thank you for reaching out, Cswinterton. We unfortunately made a mistake, but we've created a PDF for you to print out and solve. We apologize and hope that this makes up for the inconvenience. https://www.pennydellpuzzles.com/upload/puzzlefiles/promotion/QSE01_BlockBusterPuzzlePacket.pdf
Best,
Admin


Out of curiosity, if you avoid the diagonal rule, can the puzzles still be solved? Just wondering if it's worth the energy to attempt. Sometimes it's fun to have an unexpected variation to tackle.

10/22/2017 11:25:03 AM
Topic:
Help with a cryptic crossword clue

Bernadette1959
Bernadette1959
Posts: 237
I don't usually solve cryptic crosswords but sometimes I glance at one and manage to figure out some of the answers and then I'm hooked. Most of the time I end up having to look up quite a few of the answers in order to complete one, but that's okay!

Anyway, last night I came across what I thought was a fun Halloween-themed clue and thought I would share it here!

Mr. Lugosi, far from exciting, is overworking. (10)

smile

10/21/2017 6:36:17 PM
Topic:
Good Time Variety Puzzles (Nov 2017) Sum Words

Cro
Cro
Posts: 1
Here is the text of the Sum Words puzzle on the bottom of page 109 in the issue listed in the thread subject.


This puzzle adds words instead of numbers, which makes it "sumwhat" different. Answer the top two clues in each problem with words containing the number of letters indicated in parentheses. Then rearrange these letters to find the Sum Word answer. If the "math-od" eludes you, try working backward. Solutions on page 124.


1. "Jane Eyre," e.g. (5)
+ Not false (4)
----------------------------
= Work for free (7)


The answers should be (and are listed on the solutions page) as Novel, True, and Volunteer. Volunteer is 9 letters long, not 7.

10/19/2017 3:34:07 PM
Topic:
Blockbuster Sudoku Fall 2017 "mega sudoku" puzzle

admin
admin
Administrator
Posts: 106
Cswinterton wrote:
All of the mega sudoku puzzles are solved incorrectly. The instructions say that there should be no repeat numbers diagonally but the solution has multiple repeats diagonally.



Thank you for reaching out, Cswinterton. We unfortunately made a mistake, but we've created a PDF for you to print out and solve. We apologize and hope that this makes up for the inconvenience. https://www.pennydellpuzzles.com/upload/puzzlefiles/promotion/QSE01_BlockBusterPuzzlePacket.pdf
Best,
Admin

10/18/2017 5:35:56 PM
Topic:
Blockbuster Sudoku Fall 2017 "mega sudoku" puzzle

Cswinterton
Cswinterton
Posts: 1
All of the mega sudoku puzzles are solved incorrectly. The instructions say that there should be no repeat numbers diagonally but the solution has multiple repeats diagonally.

10/16/2017 5:01:33 PM
Topic:
Clues

Semipro
Semipro
Posts: 274
Somebody please pass me one of those dunce caps. I might get #2 with the help of a map, although that's a strange kind of clue. #s 1 and 3, no.

10/16/2017 4:40:36 PM
Topic:
Clues

Bernadette1959
Bernadette1959
Posts: 237
I'm definitely with you on numbers two and three, Frances, but I might make a passable stab at number one, as long as the sport is baseball. But even then, there are no guarantees. LOL wink

Bernadette

10/16/2017 2:29:10 PM
Topic:
Logic Problem Rank ’Em High

wa4lrm
wa4lrm
Posts: 53
The DM&LP November issue of Logic Problem 6 titled Rank ’Em High have two solutions. Clue 6 say “Belinda and Deborah, in some order, ranked Courtney first and fourth. The other solution is that Deborah ranked Estelle first. Clue 3 did not say anything that Estelle wasn’t first.so therefore there is two solutions.

10/16/2017 7:14:06 AM
Topic:
Word Link & Bingo

mikebluek@hotmail.com
mikebluek@hotmail.com
Posts: 3
copies of the latest varieity

10/16/2017 7:09:31 AM
Topic:
Word Link & Bingo

mikebluek@hotmail.com
mikebluek@hotmail.com
Posts: 3
please let me know how to buy the bools

10/16/2017 6:58:05 AM
Topic:
Puzzle Lovers Easy Crosswords

mikebluek@hotmail.com
mikebluek@hotmail.com
Posts: 3
how do we purchase them

10/15/2017 12:28:19 PM
Topic:
Clues

Frances
Frances
Posts: 681
Three types of crossword puzzle clues that I will never know the answers to:

1. How any sports team, pro or not, is abbreviated on a scoreboard/sports ticket
2. Any city in relation to another, compass-wise, as NNE
3. What network/cable channel any TV show is/was broadcast on
edited by Frances on 10/16/2017

10/14/2017 7:53:52 PM
Topic:
Currency Events August 2012

Semipro
Semipro
Posts: 274
It's barely possible that someone who follows this forum has a copy of the particular five-year-old magazine. To identify it, could you give the title of the magazine, not just the title of the puzzle? Otherwise, if you type the whole introduction and all the clues here, you may get some help. We really can't tell who Pupura is without the complete set of information.
edited by Semipro on 10/14/2017

10/14/2017 12:59:07 PM
Topic:
Currency Events August 2012

Lynda
Lynda
Posts: 4
If 4 people had Lire and 2 had Krugerands but there are only 12 selections total how can all 9 currencies be used at least once?

Am I reading the clues wrong or is Pupura the Senior member? Thanks, Lynda

10/14/2017 4:52:09 AM
Topic:
Amy

creamchz3@aol.com
creamchz3@aol.com
Posts: 946
Hi everyone, how sad that I chose this moment to see how everyone is. Amy and I used to be the top posters, we had so much fun. We would be posting at three o'clock in the morning at the same time. I'm not sure but I think we had the longest column too. Something about us being bored with the posts, something silly but it took off. I'm going to miss her terribly. Who else will I post with at 3 A.M.? She was a sweetheart, I'm sure you all agree. Sad, sad days. Yes, ****=mailto:creamchz3@aol.com]creamchz3@aol.com "Susanne"

10/12/2017 3:34:20 PM
Topic:
Amy

Josh
Josh
Posts: 162
Oh no. She put up quite the fight, as her posts showed, and I think she found a happy community here. She'll definitely be missed. Thanks for sharing the link, Bernadette.

10/12/2017 3:30:45 PM
Topic:
Cross Sums question

Josh
Josh
Posts: 162
wa4lrm wrote:
If I try to do Cross Sums Variable, I found many of them are guess work. I say the Cross Sums Variable are super challenger. Couple of person I know have found Cross Sums variable are so tough that they don't even do them. I would say they should drop the Cross Sums Variable and replace this with Cross Products.



Not to make this look like one of those classic letters pages, but I would hate to see them go! Variations can seem harder (I think half of it is forcing yourself to figure out the extra rule, which takes time/mental effort) but I find them quite satisfying to solve once I catch on. Cross Products I find vastly easier (the rules are more defined and predictable since they never change) and so I solve them about as quickly as a medium-level Cross Sums nowadays. I don't think it's unfair for Dell to include them in the challenger section of a magazine like Math & Logic Problems like they do challenger Figure Logics and so on. Those pages give my brain a solid workout every time a new issue comes along.

10/12/2017 1:27:54 PM
Topic:
Amy

Bernadette1959
Bernadette1959
Posts: 237
I noticed a couple of days ago that Amy's account had signed on here on October 7, so I thought she must be feeling better, but I realize now it must have been a relative. I decided to check this morning and found her obituary. I was so sorry to have found it.

Amy left a total of 1599 posts here and I was so sure she might come back to make it an even 1600. I think she enjoyed keeping up with the number of her posts.

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