One of the goals of 52 Master Pieces has been to create and share a collection of favorite puzzles over the years. We'd be curious to know if any of you feel like we've missed a classic that you think ought to have been included.
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Post by blueandbluepencil on Aug 25, 2016 2:57:26 GMT
There was this one puzzle type I saw in a Reader's Digest puzzle book in the 80's called "Kangaroo Words." They are words that have shorter words "inside" them that have the same meaning as the longer words. The inside words, called "Joeys," have all of their letters in the correct order, but the letters might not be consecutive in the longer word.
Three examples are "stun" inside "astound" (a S T o U N d), "bloom" inside "blossom" (B L O s s O M) and "charm" inside "charisma" (C H A R i s M a).
Can anyone find the following Joeys in these kangaroo words?
Hello again! I've heard about a new game/contest which might be of interest to this puzzle community:
Kodeword Kards will consist of a deck of 52 cards -- but not traditional playing cards. These might be individual puzzles or some kind of sequence of puzzles, and likely will involve ciphers rather than riddles or brain teasers. (I'm just a consumer, not the creator, so I could be wrong.) I'll paste some of the promotion details below, which I'm taking from the forum where I first heard about it.
Kodewords Kards is a free treasure puzzle-hunt to be released in late November 2019.
The puzzle will be released as a custom deck of kards.
There are two ways for USA residents to participate: 1. Win a free deck by being one of the first 25 people to solve the teaser puzzle (now available). Free decks will be mailed in late November with a target arrival date of November 26th. or 2. Print your own deck at home from a PDF to be released on or before November 27th.
The UK-based Armchair Treasure Hunt Club will also have a limited number of decks to distribute to UK club members.
The deck hides a number of Kodewords that must be discovered.
Two cash prizes of $500 each are up for grabs. Both prizes may be won by the same person or they may be won by different people.
More details (plus links to the Facebook group) can be found at the discussion forum linked above.
Also, "The teaser puzzle is different from the main Kodewords Kards in nearly every way, except that both involve puzzles and ciphers." I've solved it, and so have a dozen other people, but there is still time to give it a try yourself.