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Apples, Apparitions & Connections, Oh My! Puzzles #272

Updated: Oct 30, 2023

Crossword

By Ami Melville

Down

1. Ignitable wick surrounded by wax

2. “Author”, French

3. Shape of a witch’s hat

4. Holiday man

5. Cheekiness

6. Popular video app

7. Friendly

8. To postpone punishment

9. Kenyan currency

10. Zombie noise

11. Kenyan superstore

21. “Horse”, Old Norse

22. “Laugh”, slang

25. Undead beings in The Walking Dead (2010)

28. Pirate noise

29. Song from Wednesday (2022)

30. Weapon of Okinawan kobudō

31. A candle is ____

33. Portuguese television channel, acronym

35. Television break

38. Rhymes with “scarecrow”

40. Character from Frozen (2013), plural

43. Maybe

46. Programs for your phone

47. Aura going deeper into a haunted house

49. Supernatural (2005) monster

50. ______ de Lioncourt

51. Spooky town in Massachusetts

53. Don’t think so

54. Twilight _____

55. Genus of wild dog from Southeast Asia

56. “Suppose”, Latin

57. Bird

58. A squid _____


Across

1. Small carnivore, plural

5. Game of Thrones (2011) house

10. “Run!”

14. Mood of the air

15. Main character of The Spectacular Now (2013)

16. July birthstone

17. National Trade Item Number

18. A bad music record _____

19. Deadly whale

20. Location of Star Wars franchise

22. Comedic response

23. Cycle of the moon

24. Jedi master

26. Crew sport machine

27. Product of oak tree

28. Thicker than liquid

32. ____ Major or Minor

34. One letter short of “evil”

35. Steve ____, American DJ

36. Feeling down, past tense

39. Made last, by the skin of your teeth

41. To hit

42. Musical genre

44. “The”, Spanish

45. We breathe ____

46. A person who agrees, plural

48. Night ____

51. Circular, three dimensional

52. To love

54. Remnants

57. Holiday after Halloween

59. Municipality starting with “A” in western Germany

60. Field crop

61. Fancy dress wear

62. Horror movies are filled with this

64. ____gon

65. Latin root meaning “mind, spirit”

66. Wild and Scenic Rivers System



Anagrams: Mythical Creatures

Liekse

Narmuito

Slabiski

Hbpraccaua

Ctneramoi

Oajkepcal

Hexnpio

Bualuemqraa

Esugaps

Arpecd

Srurecb



Word Search

Pumpkin

Spice

Pie

Cinnamon

Latte

Caramel

Chocolate

Parsnip

Carrot

Beetroot

Nutmeg

Pepper

Soup

Artichoke

Cider

Tea

Ginger

Coffee

Clove

Salt

Tart

Apple

Lentil

Sugar

Asparagus



Caesar Cipher

The Caesar Cipher is a rudimentary method of cryptology where each letter is replaced with another letter a few spaces down in the alphabet. For example, a = b, b = c, etc. Figure out the cryptic pattern here to decipher the quote!


“L zdv d qhzeruq ydpsluh, zhhslqj dw wkh ehdxwb ri wkh qljkw.”


Hint: Taking place primarily in Louisiana, the book this quote is from chronicles the complex dynamic between a vampire and his maker. It was later adapted into a movie in 1994 and television show in 2022 by the same name.



Stepdown

Use the hints below to fill in the blanks below. Then, figure out what the last word is using the letters from the pyramid!

  1. Type __ personality

  2. “___ it was”, song title

  3. Mineral spring

  4. Spherical vegetables, plural

  5. Pole weapon

  6. Thin sheet material, plural


Connections

By Ella Bernard


Find four groups of four words that share a common theme!

​Chicago

Eagles

Philadelphia

Dice

Jacks

Sphinx

Chips

Dragon

Jam

Phoenix

Cards

Kiss

Butter

Marmite

Queen

Pixie





ISSUE #271 ANSWERS:


Crossword


Anagrams: 90s Movies

  1. Misery

  2. Heavenly Creatures

  3. Interview with the Vampire

  4. The Matrix

  5. Sleepless in Seattle

  6. Notting Hill

  7. Pulp Fiction

  8. The Shawshank Redemption

  9. Good Will Hunting

  10. The Fifth Element


Caesar Cipher

“Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.” Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

Key: a = e, b = f etc.


Stepdown

  1. A

  2. At

  3. Hat

  4. Hate

  5. Theta

  6. Hatter

  7. Theatre



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