February 2017: Cryptolists

Cryptolists

by Raymond Simon

Below are four lists of related words and phrases that have been translated into simple cipher alphabets. The letter substitutions remain constant within any one group of words (for instance, if V represents G in one

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February 2017

Packed with puzzles, brimming with brainteasers, chock-full of challenges—this issue truly has something for every puzzle fan. We’ve got a feeling you’ll welcome this news, especially if the February doldrums are setting in. A host of puzzles, from the visual …

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Sumoku

Weʼve had tons of requests for help in getting started on Sumoku puzzles. There really are a wide variety of strategies for these challenging puzzles, and we thought the best way to describe some of those strategies was to actually

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Codenames: Pictures

Fresh from winning the prestigious Spiel des Jahres Game of the Year for Codenames, Czech Games Edition has reinvented its signature title as Codenames: Pictures—and improved it in the process.

The basics of the two games remain largely the same. …

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Quote Boxes

December 2016: Quote Boxes

Quote Boxes

by Jennifer Orehowsky

To solve Quote Boxes, drop the letters from each vertical column—not necessarily in the order in which they appear—into the empty squares below them to spell a quotation reading from left to right, line by

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