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2/9/2017 6:08:06 PM

dolphinsneu
dolphinsneu
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I have Classic Variety puzzles plus crosswords.

I have Merit Variety Puzzles and games.

How many others are there?

2/9/2017 6:34:08 PM

Frances
Frances
Posts: 642
Also from Penny Press:

Approved Variety
Easy & Fun Variety
Family Variety
Family Variety Plus Crosswords
Favorite Variety
Good Time Variety
Master's Variety
Tournament Variety
Variety Puzzles & Games
Variety Puzzles & Games Special
World's Finest Variety

From Dell:

Dell Official Variety Favorites
Dell Official Variety Puzzles
Solver's Choice Variety
Solver's Choice Crosswords & Variety

The product map shows Penny/Dell publications:

https://www.pennydellpuzzles.com/whats_new/detail09.aspx
edited by Frances on 2/9/2017

2/10/2017 9:15:08 AM

Josh
Josh
Posts: 154
Although a bit more specialty, I'd say Dell's Math & Logic Problems is diverse enough to make the list - not focused on a single puzzle type.

2/10/2017 10:47:14 AM

Amy Lowenstein
Amy Lowenstein
Posts: 1544
Josh wrote:
Although a bit more specialty, I'd say Dell's Math & Logic Problems is diverse enough to make the list - not focused on a single puzzle type.


Well, Josh, I think those mags have only two types: math, and logic. (I forget if they have Sudoku as well.)

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2/13/2017 11:06:59 PM

Josh
Josh
Posts: 154
Amy Lowenstein wrote:
Josh wrote:
Although a bit more specialty, I'd say Dell's Math & Logic Problems is diverse enough to make the list - not focused on a single puzzle type.


Well, Josh, I think those mags have only two types: math, and logic. (I forget if they have Sudoku as well.)



While true that the puzzles fall into logic and math, the variety within them is way more than a single-type magazine like Logic Problems, or Sudoku. There's Cross Sums, Sudoku (and some Sudoku variations), Ken-Ken, Figure Logics, Logic Problems, Trigons, Collectibles, Sum Logic... a lot of the Dell stalwarts in that vein. While the magazine does focus on three core puzzles that make up a significant percentage of the issue (Cross Sums, Figure Logics and Logic Problems), the variety of remaining puzzles makes it feel closer to a variety magazine in my mind. But it's certainly not as diverse as the other, standard variety puzzle magazines.

2/14/2017 7:03:40 PM

Indiana Puzzler
Indiana Puzzler
Posts: 557
Sounds like a variety mag to me.

Josh wrote:
Amy Lowenstein wrote:
Josh wrote:
Although a bit more specialty, I'd say Dell's Math & Logic Problems is diverse enough to make the list - not focused on a single puzzle type.


Well, Josh, I think those mags have only two types: math, and logic. (I forget if they have Sudoku as well.)



While true that the puzzles fall into logic and math, the variety within them is way more than a single-type magazine like Logic Problems, or Sudoku. There's Cross Sums, Sudoku (and some Sudoku variations), Ken-Ken, Figure Logics, Logic Problems, Trigons, Collectibles, Sum Logic... a lot of the Dell stalwarts in that vein. While the magazine does focus on three core puzzles that make up a significant percentage of the issue (Cross Sums, Figure Logics and Logic Problems), the variety of remaining puzzles makes it feel closer to a variety magazine in my mind. But it's certainly not as diverse as the other, standard variety puzzle magazines.

2/14/2017 7:11:05 PM

Indiana Puzzler
Indiana Puzzler
Posts: 557
Keep posting Josh - I enjoy reading your posts as the puzzles you're passionate about are not the ones I regularly solve - but I appreciate a person who is passionate about their pursuits.

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