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4/25/2018 6:03:23 PM
Topic:
Official Word Search puzzles

Bernadette1959
Bernadette1959
Posts: 257
Thank you for the information, Josh! I'm glad I decided to pick up the magazine again and look through it! smile

Bernadette
edited by Bernadette1959 on 4/25/2018

4/25/2018 6:01:54 PM
Topic:
Newspaper Jumble

Bernadette1959
Bernadette1959
Posts: 257
Thank you so much for posting about this, Frances! I was able to find the puzzle online and solve it! smile

Bernadette

4/25/2018 12:07:29 AM
Topic:
Newspaper Jumble

Frances
Frances
Posts: 712
Every once in a while I enjoy getting the Penny Press "Jumble" magazine, although it never seems to last me very long. ("Okay, just one more puzzle, then I'll quit.")

The Jumble in today's newspaper (April 24) is set in a candy factory. A classic scene from "I Love Lucy"----Lucy and Ethel on the candy conveyor belt----was represented in the background! Nice little extra. smile
edited by Frances on 4/25/2018

4/24/2018 11:57:56 PM
Topic:
Spotlight Remember When Word Seek, Dec. 15, 2017

Frances
Frances
Posts: 712
Bernadette1959 wrote:
Hi Jpat,

Welcome to the forum!

I don't really know about the guidelines for submitting puzzles, but I can tell you that PennyDell doesn't often post to this forum. I'm not sure if they read it on a daily basis or not, but I think your best chance of getting an answer from them would be to contact them through their Facebook page. I believe they have someone monitoring that page much more closely than this forum.

Good luck!

Bernadette


Hi Jpat,

Bernadette may be right about having better luck on PennyDell's Facebook page. I have sent you a private message.

Frances.

4/24/2018 7:03:15 PM
Topic:
Spotlight Remember When Word Seek, Dec. 15, 2017

Bernadette1959
Bernadette1959
Posts: 257
Hi Jpat,

Welcome to the forum!

I don't really know about the guidelines for submitting puzzles, but I can tell you that PennyDell doesn't often post to this forum. I'm not sure if they read it on a daily basis or not, but I think your best chance of getting an answer from them would be to contact them through their Facebook page. I believe they have someone monitoring that page much more closely than this forum.

Good luck!

Bernadette

4/24/2018 6:06:45 PM
Topic:
Official Word Search puzzles

Josh
Josh
Posts: 174
Bernadette1959 wrote:
I just wanted to comment, for anyone who might be interested, that it seems this publication has returned to its original look and format. It had become "Stars on Parade" word search at one time, then it went back to being "Official Word Search" but the format of the puzzles was a bit off putting to me so I never purchased it.

It may have been back to its original format for a while now and I just never noticed. I was in the drugstore the other day waiting on a prescription to be filled and picked up the latest issue, #176, to leaf through and was pleasantly surprised to find the format/type is now like Dell Word Search and Dell Pocket Word Search.

I decided to buy a copy and will definitely be on the lookout for it again in the future. It has subscription information inside the magazine but for some reason it's not advertised here on the website. smile

Bernadette


The format reverted a couple of issues after the name did - I presume production needed time to revise the templates or the puzzles themselves were already laid out. I'm sure others felt the same way you did for them to ultimately revert to its original name and format.

4/24/2018 5:27:04 PM
Topic:
Spotlight Remember When Word Seek, Dec. 15, 2017

Jpat5555
Jpat5555
Posts: 2
I want to earn some extra money by submitting word search puzzles to the magazine. What are the guidelines to do this.

4/22/2018 9:01:25 PM
Topic:
Forum Rules

Jpat5555
Jpat5555
Posts: 2
I have made some puzzles I would like to submit to PennyPress and make some extra money. What is the criteria to do this?

4/21/2018 10:59:51 AM
Topic:
Match Words

Bernadette1959
Bernadette1959
Posts: 257
So Match Words is not a new puzzle, then? I looked through quite a few of my back issues as well and didn’t see it included. I’ll have to keep an eye out for it in future issues! smile

Bernadette

4/20/2018 6:59:17 PM
Topic:
Match Words

Frances
Frances
Posts: 712
Bernadette1959 wrote:
Hi Frances!

There were definitely no red herrings in the diagram for the states, but it's possible there could have been one or two in the diagram for the towns and I simply didn't recognize the names.

Out of 22 pairs of towns and their states, there were only two towns/cities that I recognized, and I consider myself fairly well-versed in US geography! I combed the states diagram first, found a state and then went over to the other diagram and located the town and just kept going until I found them all. smile

Bernadette
edited by Bernadette1959 on 4/20/2018


Thanks, Bernadette. I went through my growing stack of back issues of Penny variety magazines and didn't find one Match Words. I have a few examples saved from years past, though. One had 2-word phrases on a theme, another had antonyms.

4/20/2018 4:15:25 PM
Topic:
Match Words

Bernadette1959
Bernadette1959
Posts: 257
Hi Frances!

There were definitely no red herrings in the diagram for the states, but it's possible there could have been one or two in the diagram for the towns and I simply didn't recognize the names.

Out of 22 pairs of towns and their states, there were only two towns/cities that I recognized, and I consider myself fairly well-versed in US geography! I combed the states diagram first, found a state and then went over to the other diagram and located the town and just kept going until I found them all. smile

Bernadette
edited by Bernadette1959 on 4/20/2018

4/20/2018 3:25:00 PM
Topic:
Match Words

Frances
Frances
Posts: 712
Bernadette1959 wrote:
The June 2018 issue of Approved Variety Puzzles includes a word search/seek variation that I don’t recall ever seeing before. It’s called Match Words. The puzzle consists of two diagrams with a large blank area at the bottom of the page for writing word lists. Here is an excerpt from the directions:

To solve this puzzle find two entries, one in each diagram, in the same location in both diagrams, which combine to form the names of an American town and its state. The first part of each answer is in the left diagram; the second part is in the right diagram in the same location, reading in the same direction. For example, ATTICA, KANSAS is formed by combining ATTICA from the left diagram with KANSAS from the right diagram in the same location and reading in the same direction.

This puzzle was so much fun to solve, and harder than I thought it was going to be! There are 22 pairs to find, so not all states are featured and a couple of states are included twice (with different town names to locate.)

🙂

Bernadette


Hi Bernadette,

Were there any red herrings, such as a state with no corresponding city, or vice versa?

Frances.

4/20/2018 8:00:23 AM
Topic:
Escalators

DEEMASSA
DEEMASSA
Posts: 2
I LOVE Escalators!! I order Collectors Cryptograms, Anagram Magic Square, Brick by Brick and Syllacrostics. I'd LOVE to be able to add Escalators to the list of puzzles I order from you.

4/20/2018 7:59:19 AM
Topic:
Escalators

DEEMASSA
DEEMASSA
Posts: 2
The Editors wrote:
Dear Chris,

Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoy our Escalators puzzles. We have no plans at this time to include it in our Selected Puzzles series. However, as always, if we hear from enough solvers we will certainly give it serious consideration. If there are other Escalator fans out there, we’d love to hear from you.

Thank you.
The Editors

4/20/2018 7:58:35 AM
Topic:
Match Words

Bernadette1959
Bernadette1959
Posts: 257
The June 2018 issue of Approved Variety Puzzles includes a word search/seek variation that I don’t recall ever seeing before. It’s called Match Words. The puzzle consists of two diagrams with a large blank area at the bottom of the page for writing word lists. Here is an excerpt from the directions:

To solve this puzzle find two entries, one in each diagram, in the same location in both diagrams, which combine to form the names of an American town and its state. The first part of each answer is in the left diagram; the second part is in the right diagram in the same location, reading in the same direction. For example, ATTICA, KANSAS is formed by combining ATTICA from the left diagram with KANSAS from the right diagram in the same location and reading in the same direction.

This puzzle was so much fun to solve, and harder than I thought it was going to be! There are 22 pairs to find, so not all states are featured and a couple of states are included twice (with different town names to locate.)

🙂

Bernadette

4/19/2018 2:00:32 PM
Topic:
Binding Changes?

classygal53
classygal53
Posts: 2
I am very unhappy with this website as I ordered puzzle books on March 31st and still not have received them so I called an they said they were mailed the 4th this is way to long to get an order, this website is not a very good one when one wants to order some books you can get them same books off Amazon and get them within a few days

4/19/2018 1:59:12 PM
Topic:
Binding Changes?

classygal53
classygal53
Posts: 2
admin wrote:
There's been no binding changes, but occasionally one or two magazines slip in the bindery process and don’t get as tightly bound as our specs call for. Thanks for your comments. We’ve let the folks who take care of production know.
Best,
Admin

4/18/2018 7:43:09 AM
Topic:
Binding Changes?

Bernadette1959
Bernadette1959
Posts: 257
Thank you for your response. I'm glad to know the change in the spine is not intentional! smile

Bernadette

4/17/2018 10:15:58 AM
Topic:
Binding Changes?

admin
admin
Administrator
Posts: 111
There's been no binding changes, but occasionally one or two magazines slip in the bindery process and don’t get as tightly bound as our specs call for. Thanks for your comments. We’ve let the folks who take care of production know.
Best,
Admin

4/16/2018 6:10:29 AM
Topic:
Binding Changes?

Bernadette1959
Bernadette1959
Posts: 257
Thanks, Frances!

I was using pencils for a while and then went back to pens after PD began using the soy inks which tend to come off the page so easily. I may look for those Black Warriors and give the single-page solving another try. I’ve had a lot going on here lately so for the past several months I’ve been solving mostly word searches. Things have calmed down a bit now and I think my brain is ready to handle more difficult puzzles. Maybe not, though! LOL 🙂


Bernadette

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