The pink blooms in the Rows Garden grid in our May 2013 issue printed too lightly to be seen. The correct grid can be viewed
here .

What three two-word phrases can be found
in this box? 

What is this object?


26 = L. of the A.
What are L. and A.?


Note: Digital edition puzzles are not interactive.

Previous issue: July 2014

2014 Games of the Year
(from the December 2013 issue)

August 2014 issue
(on sale May 27)


Dracula Calls Our Bluff:
Part Two

Which of these anecdotes about the legendary vampire are true?
Alan Lance Andersen

To Mongolia and Back
Take a philatelic round trip from Gibraltar to Central Asia.
Paddy Smith

Altered States: The Midwest
This illustrated map depicts events and characters from science fiction, horror, and fantasy.

Accidentally a Purpose
Promoting some uncommon uses for some common products.

Marvin Miller

This new connection game can be played on a go board of any size.
Larry Back

Letters of Distinction
Can you identify these logos from just one of their distinctive letters? Erich Friedman


Inside the Box
News from the world of
   electronic gaming

Electronic Game Reviews
Lego Marvel Heroes
The Lego Movie Videogame
Transport Tycoon
Edited by Thomas L. McDonald

Traditional Game Reviews
Smiles: A Game of Cowries
The Builders: Middle Ages
Mad City
Edited by John J. McCallion




Travel from letter to letter along the lines to spell out 25 different nine-letter words containing the letter Q, without using any plurals or proper names. Words may begin on any letter in the grid; only five of them begin with Q. You may visit a letter more than once within a word, but you may not “stand on” a letter to use it as a double letter.

Cover Puzzle: Paddy Smith
Cover Illustration: Kevin Boone


Rhyme and Reason
Forging Phrases
No Harm Done
Lend Me Your Ears
Pencil Pointers
Kid Stuff
Word Quest
Mystery Codewords
Why I Couldn’t Sleep
Paint by Numbers
A Few Pointers
Motley Stew
Double Cross
Rows Garden
The Green Revolution
World’s Most Ornery
and other pencil puzzles

Mystery Crosses

Contest Results
Crypto-Twist (February)

Wild Cards
A potpourri of little puzzles we couldn’t fit anywhere else.

Selected Features: Links

November 1983
Good Knight, Suite Prints
A Homophone Story by Mary Ellen Slate.

December 2006
Starry Night
Solve an interactive version of our December issue’s cover maze by Robert Abbott (Logic Mazes). Cover design by Jim Malloy.

October 2005
The Looney Labs Experiment
How a kinder, gentler game company got its groove on.
Read article.

September 2005
Canned Wonders
Charitable competitions produce remarkable feats of Canstruction®.

Games Online Contest #44

Orion’s Crystal

The all-but-invisible puzzle
that’s sweeping the country!

Eight puzzle pieces fit together to form a sphere. Not too tough…if you could see the pieces! Now just $14.99 plus shipping. Order.

Games World of Puzzles

Winter 2014 issue
on sale January 14

Fall: Corrected Grids for
Water Works on page 50

Summer: Corrected Grid for puzzle 2 on page 36

Vacation Double Cross 1 Corrected Grid

May Double Cross 2 Answer

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