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Witches, Werewolves & Wings: Puzzles #273

Updated: Oct 30, 2023

Crossword

by Ella Bernard

Down

1. Answer to “when are pres?”, maybe

2. 70s actress Farrah, famous for her hair

3. Main character in Harry Potter franchise

4. Chinese soup

5. It comes in ginger and pale varieties

6. Be contingent upon

7. The it-girl of sugar free soda

8. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot Group

9. St A in 1413

10. With sense, absolute rubbish!

13. Upper two chambers of the heart

14. Abbreviation when paired with football means definitely not rugby!

15. Louisiana swamplands

19. Jelly counterpart

20. To be, for one

25. Abbreviation for spanish, in spanish

26. Casually box

28. Fictional city of gold

29. Trendy tinned eats

30. Mumble of confusion

33. Relating to dark blue

34. Paul Rudd is THIS man

35. Can be heard

37. Oktoberfest vessels

39. Number based puzzle not found on this page

40. Late night fare

41. Measurement for resistance (in volts)

43. Greek life garb

44. What came before BCE

45. Word with locker, board, or chat

46. Shreds some frozen H2O


Across

3. 1954 film featuring a wheelchair, binoculars, and murder

9. Looming sicilian figure

11. Stare at rudely

12. Winged figure in winter

14. Poster boy for honesty

16. Tinge or tint with color

17. What the cat and the hat might have done in a chair

18. The A&E to Americans

19. 1960 film featuring a knife, a wig, and a creepy motel

20. 1958 film featuring fear of heights, a detective, and spinning

21. Extended ghost noise

22. toodeloo, briefly

23. Penultimate letter of the greek alphabet

24. green garden veggies, for short

27. "In media _____"

31. Clairvoyance, abbreviated

32. Extort under threat of releasing compromising evidence

36. Cabernet descriptor

38. Russian Federation Predecessor

40. Pitbull wants you to picture him with one

41. Extra minutes in a match

42. It “Goes Bragh” in March

43. 1963 film featuring gulls, sparrows, and crows

47. Spanish loo

48. Heroes in print

49. Suffix with lemon or lime

50. Hiddleston’s marvel feature

51. What MIT and Harvard students are, at least for 4 years

52. Feathery giants down under



Anagrams: Board Games

EKHRCCES

OLONPMOY

RASBELCB

SHCES

AZTEYEH

ULCE

QCUENEES

DYLNADCNA

BHTLAPSTIE

IIOCNYPATR

SPOEUARTM

OETLOHL



Word Search


Vampire

Bat

Pumpkin

Fang

Ghoul

Witch

Candle

Ghost

Trick

Treat

Zombie

Goblin

Tomb

Werewolf

Spook

Howl

Wicked

Crow

Fright

Magic



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!


“Juahrk, juahrk zuor gtj zxuahrk; loxk haxt gtj igarjxut hahhrk.”


Hint: Three witches chant these words in predicting the future of this tragic prince.



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. Letter for snake sound

  2. "Is"

  3. ___ the table

  4. Something we all need after deadlines

  5. To set again

  6. "Road" synonym


Connections

by Ella Bernard


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

​Foot

Pound

Coin

News

Create

Bill

Conceive

Trust

Note

Meter

Sea

Gram

Second

Wing

Head

Invent



ISSUE #272 ANSWERS:


Crossword



Anagrams: Mythical Creatures

Selkie

Minotaur

Basilisk

Chupacabra

Manticore

Jackalope

Phoenix

Aqrabuamelu

Pegasus

Redcap

Cerberus



Caesar Cipher

“I was a newborn vampire, weeping at the beauty of the night.” Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire (1976)

Key: a = d, b = e etc.


Stepdown

  1. A

  2. As

  3. Spa

  4. Peas

  5. Spear

  6. Papers

  7. Appears


Connections

Spreads: Philadelphia, Jam, Butter, Marmite

70s Rock Bands: Chicago, Eagles, Queen, Kiss

Parts of Games: Jacks, Chips, Cards, Dice

Mythical Creatures: Phoenix, Pixie, Dragon, Sphinx







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