Puzzler Page – Issue 20

by Garrick Stubblefield

Hi all, my name is Garrick Stubblefield and I live here in Buchanan. I joined the military right out of school. Recently, I was asked to join The Buchanan Chronicle by sports writer Nik Sanchez. I will be doing an array of, not only puzzles, but I will be doing sports and other articles. My objective is doing puzzles for your entertainment. Bear in mind that these puzzles have come from my head and not from any ol’ newspaper, magazine, or book. I hope you love them and give me feedback as they come out.


Puzzler Page


PUZZLE 1 – REDUCING A LETTER
  • Puzzle Instructions:
    • You’ll be given a 3, 4, 5, or 6 letter word.
    • The object of the puzzle is to remove one letter each step, making a new word each time.
    • After a letter is removed you cannot reuse it.
    • Abbreviations do count. As in the English dictionary, there are 2 letter words that count, such as PI, AR, KA, KI, ER; however acronyms do not count.
    • You may rearrange the letters each step to create your new word.
  • THIS ISSUE Puzzles:
  • 6 Letter –
    • PHRASE
  • 5 Letter –
    • STAMP
  • 4 Letter –
    • CART
  • 3 Letter –
    • CAP

As this puzzle could have many answers, you can email your possible answers to Garrick at garrickstubblefield@gmail.com. He will check and respond as quickly as he can.


PUZZLE 2 – KNOWING YOUR STATES AND CAPITALS

Riddles below are clues to State names and State Capital names.

  • STATES:
    1. This State shares names with its longest river.
    2. This State has a huge natural feature turned famous monument.
  • CAPITALS:
    • This Capital shares names with a Train Line.
    • This Capital has the Grand Ole Opry there. 

PUZZLE 3 – FINDING A WORD WITHIN A WORD
  • Instructions:
    • Search the given word to find a new word for each clue below.

WINTER WONDERLAND

  1. Not UP but ____.
  2. Not HIGHER but _____.
  3. Drifting away in your mind.
  4. Steps up to a roof.
  5. Not EXIT but _____.

PUZZLE 4 – CRACK THE CODE
  • Instructions:
    • Beginning with a given three digit number, you will follow along each step and end with a different three digit number as your answer.

616

  1. FLIP ALL DIGITS;
  2. MAKE THE FIRST 6 A 3;
  3. MAKE THE SECOND 6 ANOTHER 3;
  4. TURN THE 1 INTO AN 8;
  5. FLIP ALL DIGITS AGAIN;
  6. WHAT IS THE FINAL 3 DIGIT NUMBER?

PUZZLE 5 – SCRAMBLES
  • Instructions:
    • This game’s objective is to scramble the letters to form a new word. Some words may have at least 1 or at most 10. I’ll specify how many you’re looking for and how many letters long. Let’s see how you do.
  • Example:
    • TABLE – find 2 words of 5-letters each
      1. BLEAT
      2. BLATE

MALE – find 3 words of 4-letters each


*Check your answers by finding them throughout this issue. Read each article to find all the answers.*


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