GAMES WORLD OF PUZZLES 40th ANNIVERSARY CLUE CHALLENGE

The September 2017 issue of GAMES WORLD OF PUZZLES will mark 40 years since GAMES debuted back in 1977 with the September/October issue. To celebrate, we will post one punny crossword-style clue each day in the 40 days leading up to August 1, the on-sale date of our 40th anniversary issue.

Each day, solve the given clue and write down the first letter of its answer. (The length of the answer is given in parentheses.) At the end of 40 days, the letters you wrote down will spell out a funny quip and its author.

Ready, set…GO!

  1. Cellar dweller? (4)
  2. Circulation manager? (5)
  3. It makes cats scat (7)
  4. Reward for waiting? (3)
  5. Beach blanket? (4)
  6. Fire proof? (3)
  7. Summary’s container? (8)
  8. The yoke’s on them (4)
  9. A real mouthful? (5)
  10. Plucky musician? (7)
  11. Nature’s last word? (4)
  12. Jolly fellow? (5)
  13. It keeps ewe covered (4)
  14. Cry over spilt milk? (4)
  15. Buy more Time? (5)
  16. Sitting duck? (5)
  17. Greyhound rider? (4)
  18. Lucky strike? (3)
  19. Farm butter? (3)
  20. Anything but that! (4)
  21. Can you dig it? (4)
  22. First mate? (3)
  23. Where some dye for a living (5)
  24. In a no-wind situation? (4)
  25. One with a leading role? (5)
  26. Mill output? (5)
  27. Decision-maker at home? (6)
  28. Sound asleep? (5)
  29. Going rate? (5)
  30. The rite place? (6)
  31. Avoid finishing a sentence? (6)
  32. Fond of self-reflection? (4)
  33. Fowl ball? (3)