Monday, July 16, 2018

𝗗𝗢𝗨𝗕𝗟𝗘 𝗦𝗘𝗩𝗘𝗡𝗦 𝗠𝗢𝗡𝗧𝗛! PUZZLE #187: Line 'Em Up 6

DOUBLE SEVENS MONTH!
PUZZLE #187
LINE 'EM UP 6

Place the answers to each numbered clue in the squares to the right of each corresponding number. (a number in brackets following each clue will tell you how many letters are in each answer). Once you have the answers, align them properly in the grid so that going down, a two-word phrase will be spelled out by the two red columns in the grid's center.

This week's FINAL ANSWER is an author


1) Boat built by Russell Crowe in Noah (2014) [3]
2) Threw in the towel [4]
3) Marvel antihero nicknamed the "Merc with a Mouth" [8]
4) Last name of Popeye's girlfriend [3]
5) Tinker Bell, for one [5]
6) Crop covered with husks [4]
7) Mirror's _____ (first-person parkour video game) [4]

Once you think you know what the FINAL ANSWER is, send it to either redhead64@chartermi.net or itsredhead64@gmail.com (though I'm more likely to check the second one) and I'll put your name on a solvers list once I post the answers in about two weeks. You can also use those email addresses to give me some comments and feedback (or get a hint from me in exchange for a "hint star", more details for that are on the sidebar to the right) or send me the answer to last week's puzzle, if you haven't already figured it out. If you have a printer and want to solve this puzzle on paper, just head below the break for a version you can print out!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

ANSWERS: Anagram Chambers 6

It's been thirteen days since I've posted "Anagram Chambers 6", and nine people since then have got the correct answer, as you can see in the list below:
  • Grant Fikes  ****
  • Sam Levitin ****
  • Eric Maddy ****
  • Dan Simonds **
  • Mom ****
  • Tyler Hinman ****
  • Debbie Benford ****
  • Alex Milton ***
  • Michael Avanessian ***
Now head below the break for the answers as well as a solver's comment!

Monday, July 9, 2018

𝗗𝗢𝗨𝗕𝗟𝗘 𝗦𝗘𝗩𝗘𝗡𝗦 𝗠𝗢𝗡𝗧𝗛! PUZZLE #186: Pieces of Nine 4

DOUBLE SEVENS MONTH!
PUZZLE #186
PIECES OF NINE 4

Arrange the trigrams (blocks with three squares/letters in them) to make seven 9-letter words. After that, sort the new words so that the first one alphabetically is in row 1, the second one alphabetically is in row 2, and so on.

Once you're done, read down two of the columns for the FINAL ANSWER: a fictional character



Once you believe you've figured out the FINAL ANSWER, send it to either redhead64@chartermi.net or itsredhead64@gmail.com (though I'm more likely to check the second one) and I'll put your name on a solvers list once I post the answers in about two weeks. You can also use those email addresses to give me some comments and feedback (or get a hint from me in exchange for a "hint star", more details for that are on the sidebar to the right) or send me the answer to last week's puzzle, if you haven't already figured it out. If you have a printer and want to solve this puzzle on paper, just head below the break for a version you can print out!


Sunday, July 8, 2018

ANSWERS: Picross Words 3

It's been thirteen days since I've posted my birthday puzzle ("Picross Words 3"), and eight people since then have successfully solved it, as you can see in the list below:
  • Grant Fikes ****
  • Sam Levitin ****
  • Eric Maddy ****
  • Tyler Hinman ****
  • Mom & Alex Milton ****
  • Lynn Sweeney **
  • Dan Simonds **
Now head below the break for the answers, as well as some videos and solvers' comments!

Monday, July 2, 2018

𝗗𝗢𝗨𝗕𝗟𝗘 𝗦𝗘𝗩𝗘𝗡𝗦 𝗠𝗢𝗡𝗧𝗛! PUZZLE #185: Anagram Chambers 6

DOUBLE SEVENS MONTH!
PUZZLE #185
ANAGRAM CHAMBERS 6

It's been a while since I had a THEME MONTH, so what better time for another one of those? Since it's the seventh month of the year, all of the FINAL ANSWERS this month will consist of two seven-letter words! Okay, it's a weak theme, I'll admit, and I only came up with it after noticing that I had three to four puzzles in a row planned out that just happened to result in answers of that pattern, as well as the coincidence of July being the seventh month, so why not take advantage of that? Anyway, here's the first puzzle I made for this month before I even knew it was going to be a theme month!

For this puzzle, there are several dark-green "chambers" with yellow rectangles and light-green squares in them. For each chamber, you take a word in the first yellow rectangle as hinted at by the clue, add a letter from the light-green square, and scramble them to get a word in the second yellow rectangle, then you repeat the process to get the word in the third yellow rectangle. Once you've filled in everything, the light-green squares will spell out something... or they would if the chambers weren't all scrambled up as well!

Once all of the chambers are in the proper order, the light-green squares will spell out the FINAL ANSWER: The name of an actress


a. [With "The", Rush song about maples and oaks arguing] + _ = [Madonna hit with the lyrics "Something's coming over me"] + _ = [Aretha Franklin classic originally performed by Otis Redding]
b. [Eats like a bird] + _ = [In the Bedroom actress Sissy] + _ = [Winners of the first ever Super Bowl]
c. [Speed _____ (60s anime)] + _ = [Last name of Peggy from Captain America: The First Avenger] + _ = [Veranda]
d. [Mother of Perseus] + _ = [The Silver State] + _ = [Game Boy _____ SP (handheld game console)]
e. [Took a snooze] + _ = [Pale color] + _ = [No Man's Sky has 18 quintillion of these celestial bodies]
f. [Wood pattern] + _ = [Being broadcast on TV] + _ = [Abuja's country]
g. [Weary] + _ = [Film cutter] + _ = [Drug banned by the Olympics]

Once you think you know what the FINAL ANSWER is, send it to either redhead64@chartermi.net or itsredhead64@gmail.com (though I'm more likely to check the second one) and I'll put your name on a solvers list once I post the answers in about two weeks. You can also use those email addresses to give me some comments and feedback (or get a hint from me in exchange for a "hint star", more details for that are on the sidebar to the right) or send me the answer to last week's puzzle, if you haven't already figured it out. If you have a printer and want to solve this puzzle on paper, just head below the break for a version you can print out!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

ANSWERS: Link-Letters 5

It's been thirteen days since I've posted "Link-Letters 5", and eight people since then have successfully solved it, as you can see in the list below:
  • Grant Fikes ****
  • Chris Hendricks ****
  • Eric Maddy ****
  • Tyler Hinman ****
  • Sam Levitin ****
  • Mom ****
  • Debbie Benford ****
  • Lynn Sweeney ****
Now head below the break for the answers!

Monday, June 25, 2018

PUZZLE #184: Picross Words 3

PUZZLE #184
PICROSS WORDS 3

It's my birthday today! To celebrate, I'm going to give you guys a present: a picture-logic puzzle! The last time I made a Picross puzzle on this blog was quite a while ago (102 puzzles ago, to be exact), so I'll hope you'll enjoy this gift, and be sure to read the directions!

The numbers outside each row and column reveal how many groups of black squares there are in that line, all in order, and how many black squares there are in each group (So for example, "5 1" means there are five consecutive black squares followed by a single black square). If there's more than one number in that line, that means they're separate from each other and there's at least one empty square between them (Empty spaces could also be found at the start or end of a line). In case you're stuck or don't know what to do, you can always get some tips, tricks and techniques through this link.

As an added twist, the grid has been filled out by letters; once the Picross has been solved, the letters that have been colored in, when read up and down and then left to right, will spell out a hint that will lead you to the FINAL ANSWER.

The FINAL ANSWER is one of my all-time favorite television shows


Once you believe you've figured out the FINAL ANSWER, send it to either redhead64@chartermi.net or itsredhead64@gmail.com (though I'm more likely to check the second one) and I'll put your name on a solvers list once I post the answers in about two weeks. You can also use those email addresses to give me some comments and feedback (or get a hint from me in exchange for a "hint star", more details for that are on the sidebar to the right) or send me the answer to last week's puzzle, if you haven't already figured it out. If you have a printer and want to solve this puzzle on paper, just head below the break for a version you can print out!

Sunday, June 24, 2018

ANSWERS: The Spiral Squared 2

Wow! A lot of people solved "The Spiral Squared 2" from two weeks ago, eleven in all, and you can see them all in the list below:
  • Grant Fikes ****
  • Chris Hendricks ****
  • Eric Maddy ****
  • Tawan Sunathvanichkul ****
  • Dan Simonds *
  • Tyler Hinman ****
  • Mom ****
  • Sam Levitin ****
  • Patrick Jordan ****
  • Lynn Sweeney ****
  • Debbie Benford ****
Now head below the break for the answers as well as a couple of brief solver comments!

Monday, June 18, 2018

PUZZLE #183: Link-Letters 5

PUZZLE #183
LINK-LETTERS 5

The answer to each clue on the left side of this puzzle's grid goes in the squares to the left of the first black bar, and the answers to each clue on the right goes into the squares to the right of the second black bar. Then a single letter (the "Link-Letter") goes in the square in the middle to complete a single word that reads all the way across. For example, if the two words are CON and ACT, you can put a "T" between them to get CONTACT.

Once you've filled out all eight rows, the central letters will spell out two additional words reading down. Add a letter between those two words in the red square to get this week's FINAL ANSWER: A proper name


And here are the clues in text format, sorted by the rows they appear in from up to down:

1) Turn bad, like fruit / Three Men and a Baby actor Danson
2) Nintendo Switch project that comes with cardboard / Debtors' notes
3) _____ City (Comedy Central series) / Autumn bloomer overused in crosswords
4) The Matterhorn, for one / Assist in wrongdoing
5) Cradle / "Iron" and "Information" follower
6) Chicago _____ (current NBC drama set in a hospital) / Top Ten and to-do
7) "Crazy on You" band / Word symbolized by an ampersand
8) Tommy Pickles' father in Rugrats / _____ Yang Twins (rap duo)

Once you think you know what the FINAL ANSWER is, send it to either redhead64@chartermi.net or itsredhead64@gmail.com (though I'm more likely to check the second one) and I'll put your name on a solvers list once I post the answers in about two weeks. You can also use those email addresses to give me some comments and feedback (or get a hint from me in exchange for a "hint star", more details for that are on the sidebar to the right) or send me the answer to last week's puzzle, if you haven't already figured it out. If you have a printer and want to solve this puzzle on paper, just head below the break for a version you can print out!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

ANSWERS: Central Scramble

Happy Father's Day! A LOT of people have solved my "Central Scramble" puzzle from a couple weeks ago, and you can see them in the list below:
  • Grant Fikes ****
  • Eric Maddy ****
  • Patrick Jordan ****
  • Tyler Hinman ****
  • Pavel Curtis ****
  • Mom ****
  • Sam Levitin ****
  • Dan Simonds & Vanessa Kean ****
  • Debbie Benford ****
  • Lynn Sweeney ****
Now head below the break for the answers, as well as a couple solver comments!