Puzzler Page – Issue 43

Puzzler Page – Issue 43

by Garrick Stubblefield

Hello everyone that is viewing this page. I started doing puzzles a while back in The Buchanan Chronicle. Just remember that all these puzzles came from my head.

By the way if you’re interested in getting some books of puzzles to pass around for any occasion, feel free to give me a call any day out of the week. My number is 269-259-0547 (before 1:30pm). I’m selling my puzzle books as follows: 1 for $1.50, 3 for $4.00, 6 for $7.50, 12 for $10. A portion will go to the following 3 distributions: 40% will go to The Buchanan Chronicle, 40% will go to veterans of our local Buchanan community, and 20% to offset the supplies. I hope that you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them. When I have yours done then I will meet you somewhere for delivery. Just be sure to call me and leave your name and phone number.

Thank you again for enjoying the puzzles and I will try my best to continue to make them.


Puzzler Page


PUZZLE 1 – REDUCING THE WORD
  • 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 –
    • DRIVER
  • 5 Letter –
    • TRADE
  • 4 Letter –
    • BEAR
  • 3 Letter –
    • ERA

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 or Capital names.

  • STATES:
    • This State borders only one other US State.
  • CAPITALS:
    • This Capital shares name with the MI City that is the home of Michigan’s State Prison.

PUZZLE 3 – 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.

912

  1. CHANGE THE 9 TO A 2;
  2. CHANGE THE 1 TO A 6;
  3. CHANGE THE 2 TO A 9;
  4. THE FINAL 3 DIGIT CODE IS: The Area Code for most of Southwest Michigan, especially Berrien County.

PUZZLE 4 – WORDS IN A QUOTE
  • INSTRUCTIONS:
    • See if you can find the 4-letter words I found:
      • 3-4 you’re doing good
      • 5-6 catching up to me
      • 7-more fantastic
  • Quote:
    • LET’S RING IN THE NEW YEAR

4-Letter Words:

3-Letter Words:


PUZZLE 5 – WORD WITHIN A QUOTE WITH CLUES
  • Quote:
    • LET’S START THIS NEW YEAR OFF RIGHT
  1. Not your LEFT side, but your _____.
  2. We do this to our TV when we go to bed: turn it ___.
  3. You must first do THIS before you can FINISH a race: _____.
  4. A HOTEL can offer you a place to ____.
  5. If it isn’t DAY, it must be _____.

PUZZLE 6 – BOXGRAM
  • Fill the shaded boxes to complete all the answers that go with the clue.
    • Clue: WHAT YOU MAY SEE AT A NEW YEAR’S PARTY.
      • We’ve given you the beginning letters of each answer.
Boxgram Puzzle – Issue 43


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