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Brainteasers, Mind Benders, Games, Word Searches, Puzzlers, Mazes & More Calendar 2006
Scott Kim
0761136851
June 2005
Calendar
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Book Description
The smartest gift around. It'll flip your mind upside down, on its side, inside out. And it's fun! This interactive calendar featuring hundreds of ingeniously designed puzzles and mental games in full colour is like a complete playground for the brain. Ambigrams. Inversions. Logic and numeric puzzles. Whatzit-identifying odd objects. Games, word searches, mazes, and even physical puzzles using fingers, hands, and other props. Created by Scott Kim, a frequent contributor to Games magazine and puzzle columnist for Discover magazine.


Word Search USA
Toni Lynn Lynn Cloutier
0806979836
December 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Challenge your powers of observation and learn new facts as you embark on a fun-filled cross-country tour of the United States! Each of these clever word-search puzzles is shaped like one of the fifty states. Words can be found forwards, backwards, vertically, horizontally, and sideways. In each puzzle, the words to search for provide a wealth of information about the particular state, including state capitals, nicknames, birds, flowers, important historical and geographical details, and amusing trivia. For example, did you know that Delaware was the first of the original 13 colonies, or that there is a Greyhound Bus Company Hall of Fame museum in Kansas? From the locations of amusement parks to birthplaces of presidents to sports data, there's lots to learn about every state in the union. A great collection for...


The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary
Merriam Webster
0877799296
June 2005
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
New edition! An inexpensive edition of the book that SCRABBLE players call their bible. Ideal for recreational and school play. More than 100,000 playable two- to eight-letter words including 4,000 new entries. Includes variant spellings. Endorsed by the National SCRABBLE Association.


Brain Pops!

1593375581


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Wacky Word Searches: Puzzles So Fun You'll Pee Your Pants!
Cherie Martorana
1575289237
August 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Don't laugh - word searches take some serious concentration. But the puzzles in Wacky Word Searches may make even the most solemn solvers grin. This fun book includes dozens of puzzles based on The Simpsons, Seinfeld, clowns, mimes, and more. Deceptively designed as straightforward word searches, these brain-busters add a comic twist to the content. For example, the Seinfeld puzzle includes a list of phrases from classic episodes - "Man Hands," "Bubble Boy" - that will have solvers smiling as they seek. Includes 45 word searches.


Are You Smart, or What A Bizarre Book of Games & Fun for Everyone
Pasqual J. Battaglia
0970825307
July 27, 2001
Paperback
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Bill Cosby (letter dated 6/20/01)
"Cleverly presented to tease, intrigue and challenge. Naturally I scored off the charts!"

MENSA Bulletin June 2001
"...I had to solve almost every one (word game) in this book before I could put it aside."

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The Big Pencil Pastimes Book of Word Search
James F. Minter
0884863565
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Pencil-packing puzzle fans with a taste for novelty will enjoy these uncommon word searches. In his latest brain-buster, puzzle pro James F. Minter offers such delights as tangle words - word searches in reverse, where each word must be filled in a straight line without crossing any black squares - and cube searches, in which words are hidden diagonally, horizontally, or vertically on all three sides of a cube-shaped diagram.


So You Think You're Smart: 150 Fun and Challenging Brain Teasers
Pasqual J. Battaglia
0970825315
February 11, 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
So You Think You're Smart is a delightful book of word games that the entire family can enjoy. All games are concise, uncomplicated and, most of all, a lot of fun. They are about ordinary words and things that everybody knows about so only common knowledge and a bit of resourcefulness are needed to solve them. The games are only one of the fun features. All answers are encrypted! Each is given on the same page as the game, but is printed upside-down and backward - as in a mirror image. To ensure that they cannot be accidentally read, the answers are further obscured by using italics and a reduced size type. A mirror is needed to reveal the answers - and a special unbreakable plastic one is provided with each book.

From the Publisher
So You Think You're Smart is in its 12th...


PC Annoyances, Second Edition
Steve Bass
0596008821
March 5, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
In every PC user's life, there's a point when desperate measures must be taken. Some push their PC off a pier or chuck it into a landfill. Others turn their former computing ally into a planter box. But don't give up on your PC yet--help is at hand. This easy to read, accessible book from PC World expert Steve Bass covers the waterfront of PC gripes and gremlins, with fixes for everything from Windows glitches to browsers that won't browse. Each fix is served up in bite-sized portions for quick reading--and even quicker fixing. A revised version of its best-selling predecessor, the 2nd edition offers 50 additional pages and over 120 new fixed annoyances. This reader-friendly book tackles problems related to a wide-ranging number of topics: Windows--King of Annoyances! learn how to kick Windows in the rear,...


Word Search Puzzles
Mark Danna
1402701888
Apr 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Got a few minutes? That's more than enough time to test your word search skills. Actually, you'll see how clever you are at wordplay 35 times because that's how many baffling puzzles are here.


The Five Gospels
Robert W. Funk
006063040X
Jan 1997
Paperback
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From Library Journal
The Jesus Seminar, a group of scholars who have attempted to locate the authentic words of Jesus, made headlines two years ago by reporting that, of the entire Lord's Prayer as found in Matthew, the only words that could conclusively be attributed to Jesus are "Our Father." In this book they have published their results. This new translation of the four gospels, augmented by the noncanonical Gospel of Thomas, presents Jesus' words printed in colored code: red for words Jesus almost certainly spoke, pink for his probable locutions, gray for the less than likely, and black for the implausible. The translation itself is far more colloquial than most. More germane, though, is that the four levels of authenticity were determined by the casting of ballots, which the editors admit is problematic and represents the...


Awesome Word Search Puzzles for Kids
Mark Danna
1402704364
Sept 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
What makes these 56 word search puzzles so extraordinary, so completely AWESOME? For the first time ever, every single one comes in a picture shape that relates to the puzzle's theme. So, you'll get such shapes as an ice cream cone (for "Here's the Scoop"); a bowling ball and pin ("Right Up Your Alley"); a snowman ("Snowed In"); and a boat ("For Sail"). And there's more: some of the puzzles have rebuses and other gimmicks, and every single puzzle contains a secret message. To see what that message says, go to the grid, find and circle all the phrases on the word list, then read all the uncircled letters from left to right, top to bottom, to spell out a "punny" answer to a riddle, humorous thought, or fun fact. (The letters are in order--but you have to figure out how the letters get divided into words.) That's what...


Word Searches: Sink Back and Solve Away!
Cherie Martorana
1575289121
May 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Word up! This fun book will appeal to word search aficionados and amateurs alike. Includes 35 baffling (and cleverly-themed) word search puzzles, with topics ranging from types of cats and dogs to types of Franks and beans.


The Everything Word Search Book
Charles Timmerman
1593374313
Nov 2005
Paperback
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Everything Scrabble
Joe Edley, John D. Williams Jr.
0671042181
November 1, 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
This book opens with an introduction to the game, follows up with instruction on advanced play, and ends with valuable information for those preparing for tournament-level competition. But there's far more to this tome than the how-to material. It's also a reference manual with such valuable information as a list of crucial but uncommon two-letter words (do you know what a "Li" is?) and a number of words that require a Q but no U. Exercise puzzles are included so you can practice what you learn. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
For both the beginner and the seasoned pro, this how-to book from the National Scrabble Association offers all the keys to better play: Basic board strategies for surefire results Turn the enemy -- Q -- into your...


Dinosaur Word Search
John Chaneski
1402715587
September 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Young dino lovers will happily sink their teeth into these 33 super-saurus word searches. Not only will they learn all about Iguanodon, T-Rex, Pteranodon, Brachiosaurus, Eoraptor, Trilobites, Velociraptor, and more, but kids will give their language skills a fun workout as well. Every dinosaur gets an information-filled paragraph with specific words capitalized; these become the terms to look for in the grid. The facts include when each creature lived, where its fossils were found, its length and habitat, what it ate, and how to pronounce its name. Children will have a great time word—and dinosaur—hunting.
The author lives in New York, NY.


Wacky-Shaped Word Search Puzzles to Keep You Sharp
Mark Danna
1402706588
Mar 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Word search puzzles don't get much better than this." —Will Shortz, Puzzlemaster for National Public Radio's "Weekend Edition"

Add a touch of wackiness to ordinary word search fun for a little extra challenge. Instead of ordinary squares and rectangles, these puzzles come in really wild shapes or have an entertaining twist. Each word search has a theme to go along with the distinctive picture; for example, a grid in the shape of a smiley face has clues that deal with being happy. A tulip puzzle features flowers as its subject. In addition, 10 puzzles have special gimmicks: in three rebuses, little symbols replace certain letter combinations (such as a picture of a teacup in place of T-E-A). “Movie Editing” plays a little game with Hollywood films, by giving them a one-word title change...


Wordplay : The Philosophy, Art, and Science of Ambigrams
John Langdon
0767920759
November 8, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Take a second look at the cover of this book—this time, turn it upside down. The title, Wordplay, is an ambigram, which means you will be able to read it both right side up and upside down.

You may be familiar with the John Langdon’s ambigrams from Dan Brown’s bestseller Angels & Demons (see pages 186 and 188 of Wordplay), but if this is your first experience with the art of the ambigram, prepare to be dazzled! This lovely updated edition of the classic collection of ambigrams features a section of full-color ambigrams and dozens of stunning, mind-bending examples of this cryptic art form. Each strikingly beautiful and arresting illustration is accompanied by a short essay—sometimes serious, sometimes witty—to delight your brain as much as your eyes. Taken...


The Official Scrabble Word-Finder
Robert W. Schachner
0028621328
November 16, 1998
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
This all-new second edition of The Official Scrabble® Brand Word-Finder is unique in its organization of officially accepted words, allowing the player to find the highest-scoring word in the shortest time. It reflects additions and deletions from the last three editions of The Official Scrabble® Dictionary, and includes a complete list of two-letter words and three-letter words formed from two-letter words, as well as an invaluable and completely new section, "Ten Tips for a Better Game." There are even newly minted words, such as ab, yo, and ed, and a directory of prefixes, suffixes, and plurals. The Official Scrabble® Brand Word-Finder is faster than a dictionary and will help you become a Scrabble champion. Scrabble® is a trademark of Hasbro in the United States and Canada. ©2001...


The Big Book of TV Guide Word RoundUps
David Hoyt
076075599X
April 2004
Paperback
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Little Search-A-Word Puzzle Book
Nina Barbaresi
0486264556
Sept 1990
Paperback
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Book Description
24 specially designed puzzles invite children to find words hidden in a matrix of letters. The words correspond to illustrations for each puzzle: cakes, flowers, fire engines, tiger, horse, dog, clown, etc. To help young solvers, one of the three words in each puzzle is already circled. Solutions included.


Jumbo Bible Word Search Collection (Jumbo Bible Puzzle Book)

1577486110
March 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Are you a puzzle fanatic? Are you looking for a challenge? You're sure to find it in this word-search-packed jumbo edition that has 200 word searches to occupy you for hours. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


400 Word Searches
Topics Entertainment
1591502039
Oct 2002

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The Second Original Big Book of Pencil Pastimes: The Best of Word Games, Quizzes and Brain Ticklers
James F. Minter (Editor)
0884863239
March 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Puzzles should be a challenge, but they should also be fun. In this follow-up to the popular Original Big Book of Pencil Pastimes, expert James Minter entices and amuses readers of all tastes and skill levels with a wide range of puzzles. All the familiar favorites are here, along with some that are rare or unusual. There are thematic word games such as "How in the World?," "In Apple-Pie Order," and "Long and Short of It." Logic problems that stretch the mind cover such topics as "It Really Happened One Night" and "The Forty-Two Beers." There are also plenty of quizzes ("For Bette Davis Fans"); threezies; word searches ("The Wild West"); mazes ("Persian Script"); scrambles; cryptograms ("Kicks from a Bottle"); picture quizzes; alfabits; blankies; personality tests; and of course a scintillating selection of crosswords....

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