Friday, April 4, 2008

#10 Wordnet - Extension

The junk food Wordnet has been extended another week. This time there is a hint to get you started: The first entry is candy bar.

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Competition closed. Winner: None.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

#14 Anagram List

Two days ago, on April 1, was the anniversary of the independence (er, creation) of the island of San Seriffe. In belated celebration, today's Anagram List puzzle is:

C O L O N S    O F    S A N    S E R I F F E

Competition closed. Winner: None.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

#13 Crypto Quotation

An encrypted quotation:

X I I X O A C B E A M    E G    H E G G W K    R M

H X G A    I W X I P W    R W F J C G W    E A    E G

K O W G G W K    E B    X N W O J P P G    J B K

P X X Y G    P E Y W    D X O Y .

--    A S X H J G    J P N J    W K E G X B

Competition closed. Winner: None.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

#12 Word Search

Today's puzzle is a word search. In the grid, cross out all the letters in the words as you find them. Words that appear in parentheses in the word list are just for clarification and are not found in the grid. When you are finished, write out the remaining letters in order, starting at the top left corner and working across the first line, then across the second line, etc. The result will be a quote by someone who was born on April 1. The solution is the quote. Please don't try to post a copy of the grid with the words circled. All I need is the quote, please!

Word list

April firstfake-outhumorpractical jokeslapstick
artfulfoolishhystericalprankspied (on)
comedyfunny bonejokerrisque (risqué)stunt
deceptiongood funlaughscam artisttease
faint (from shock)hilariousplayfulsillytrick

Competition closed. Winner:


The quote is by Otto Van Bismarck, born April 1, 1815.

Monday, March 31, 2008

#11 Mini crossword

I am the only one who writes all the puzzles for My Puzzle Fix, and I am not superhuman enough to create a full-sized 15x15 crossword puzzles every day. So here is a quick little 4x4 puzzle. To make up for the small size, I've eliminated the numbers -- you have to figure out where each word goes. Clues are divided into across and down.

  • Be idle
  • Crooner Fitzgerald
  • Screen king or queen
  • Smiling Lisa

  • From _____ (at a distance)
  • Lois's predecessor
  • Ransack
  • Some shade trees

To post your answer, list the across entries in order in your comment. If you got them all correct, then it's obvious that you got all the down entries correct, too.
Competition closed. Winner: