203. Wynne Win

December 5, 2013

Here’s a “fun” puzzle, adapted from one that appears in iFlush: Hurtling thru History. Click on the image to download a PDF.

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202. Inside Mad

October 29, 2013

Available today: Inside MAD, a behind-the-scenes look at MAD magazine, $29.95 cheap $19.97 cheaper.

MAD’s “Usual Gang of Idiots” chimes in, as do celebrities and MAD editor John Ficarra, who has this to say in his foreword: “Inside MAD offers a rare look into the twisted minds of the writers and artists who have produced the magazine for the past 61 years. I would like to say it’s illuminating and insightful, but unfortunately I can’t — I’ve read it.”


201. Rejected Puzzler Cover

October 9, 2013

adequateAvailable Now:
People ? Celebrity Puzzler

Here’s the cover we didn’t use. To find out the actual title, click on the cover.

Inside you’ll find a dozen of our patented Top Ten Jumbo Puzzlers, plus a quintet of Top Ten Fun Fact pages covering today’s sizzlingest celebrities. Also, back by popular demand, seven types of puzzles and a six-page treasure trove of trivia.

Puzzles and art direction by Patrick Merrell; edited by Cutler Durkee and Lisa Russell; photos by Linda Pacheco; brought to fruition by Isata Yansaneh; published by Time Home Entertainment; 128 pages; $11.99 less on Amazon.


200. Hunger Games Search

October 8, 2013

THGcoverComing October 29, Jumbo Word Search: The Hunger Games Edition (the unofficial puzzle book for fans). A whopping 240 pages of Hunger Games stuff you’ll find nowhere else:

An entire section of puzzles for each Hunger Games book and another for the movies.
Fascinating Hunger Games facts at every turn.
8 types of word search puzzles: regular, jumbo, plot search, one-word, clue, quote, trivia, and THG.

Edit/design by Patrick Merrell; puzzles by Jamie and Patrick Merrell; cover by Anne-Michelle Gallero; published by Time Home Entertainment. $12.99 less on Amazon.

Five factoids from the book:
• Bathsheba Everdene, the lead character in Thomas Hardy’s Far From the Madding Crowd, inspired Katniss’s last name.
• WINNERS’ DESPOT is an anagram of PRESIDENT SNOW.
• In a 2012 People magazine poll, the “which hunk do you like best?” voting favored Peeta over Gale, 73 percent to 27 percent.
• Suzanne Collins found occasional relief from the realities of working on The Hunger Games by writing episodes of Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!, a preschool Nick Jr. show.
• Other fictional Buttercups: the princess in The Princess Bride, a unicorn in Toy Story 3, and a tomboy Powerpuff Girl.


199. Pleasantville Xword Tournament

September 28, 2013

Friday, September 27, 2013 • Click on any photo to enlarge
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198. Hurtling thru History

September 26, 2013

iFlush-HISTORYcover2iFlush: Hurtling thru History is now officially available (ages 8 and up; 96 pages).

A FEW OF THE TOPICS:
Grover Cleveland’s rubber jaw • Cynisca, chariot princess • New York’s creepiest island • Mayan books • The widow pirate • Santa Anna’s leg • The treehouse tribe • Civil War picnickers • Mummy cats • Russian America • The real story of El Dorado • Invasion of the Aussie bunnies

PLUS 40 unique puzzles, one accompanying each article.


197. The Reject Bin

August 16, 2013

An old, never-used sketch, circa 1995 (click to enlarge at your own risk):

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