July 11, 2012

Puzzle: USA Road Trip

Filed under: Puzzles,Wordplay — Tags: , — Screenhog @ 9:05 am

Alphie and Bettie have decided to take an unusual road trip through some of the United States, so they got in their car and started driving. They started in a state that had the letter K in its name, then drove to a neighbouring state with the letter L in its name, then to a state with the letter M, a state with the letter N, a state with the letter O, and ended at a state with the letter P. They only drove through six states in total, and never drove through the same state twice. Can you figure out the trip that they took?
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July 4, 2012

USA puzzle

Filed under: Puzzles,Wordplay — Tags: — Screenhog @ 9:39 am

In honor of the Fourth of July, here’s a quick puzzle. Every one of these answers has USA in it:

  1. _ _ USA _ _   – Breakfast meat
  2. U _ S _ _ A   – Villain in Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”
  3. _ _ USA   – Composer of “Stars and Stripes Forever”, along with other marches
  4. _ U _ S _ A   – Largest country in the world
  5. _ US _ A _ _   – Hot dog topping
  1. U _ SA   – ____ Minor (The Little Dipper)
  2. US _ A _   – Ordinary, as expected
  3. _ U _   _ _ SA ?   – “What’s up?” in Spanish
  4. _ U _ SA   – Oklahoma city
  5. _ _ _ USA   – Mythical creature with snakes for hair
  1. _ US _ _ A _   – A stage performance with an abundance of songs
  2. U _ _ _ _   SA _   – Bearded old man that symbolizes America
  3. _ US _ _ A _ _ _   – Island continent
  4. _ US _ A _ _   – Man with a wife
  5. _ _ USA _ _ _   – Christian military expeditions in the Middle Ages

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May 23, 2012

Five Headless Words

Filed under: Puzzles,Wordplay — Screenhog @ 10:20 pm

Each puzzle is a list of five words that all start with the same three letters. Can you figure out the three-letter answer to each puzzle?

1. _ _ _ Y
2. _ _ _ LL
3. _ _ _ GED
4. _ _ _ NDBY
5. _ _ _ RFISH
1. _ _ _ X
2. _ _ _ IR
3. _ _ _ BBY
4. _ _ _ NNEL
5. _ _ _ MINGO
1. _ _ _ D
2. _ _ _ GO
3. _ _ _ NET
4. _ _ _ USES
5. _ _ _ ELESS
1. _ _ _ B
2. _ _ _ ET
3. _ _ _ MON
4. _ _ _ PUTE
5. _ _ _ ATOSE
1. _ _ _ U
2. _ _ _ SE
3. _ _ _ RNS
4. _ _ _ RIUM
5. _ _ _ USAND
1. _ _ _ K
2. _ _ _ RY
3. _ _ _ LIN
4. _ _ _ QUEE
5. _ _ _ IGOLD
1. _ _ _ R
2. _ _ _ OS
3. _ _ _ LET
4. _ _ _ PTER
5. _ _ _ MPION
1. _ _ _ E
2. _ _ _ SA
3. _ _ _ AMI
4. _ _ _ VAGE
5. _ _ _ ESMAN
1. _ _ _ M
2. _ _ _ AR
3. _ _ _ DLE
4. _ _ _ BERY
5. _ _ _ GHTEN
1. _ _ _ L
2. _ _ _ CH
3. _ _ _ NUT
4. _ _ _ SANT
5. _ _ _ CEFUL

Answers:
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November 11, 2011

XI/XI/XI

Filed under: Puzzles,Wordplay — Screenhog @ 1:51 am

In honor of today being 11/11/11, here’s a quick puzzle. Every one of these answers has XI in it:

  1. _ _ XI _ _ – Country south of the United States
  2. _ XI _ – Leave
  3. _ XI _ – Planet’s center of rotation
  4. _ _ _ _ XI – Mississippi city
  5. _ _ XI _ _ _ – Nervous, experiencing worry
  6. _ _ _ _ XI _ _ – Hydrogen ____, hair bleaching liquid
  7. _ _ XI – Cab
  8. _ _ XI _ – Poisonous
  9. _ _ XI _ _ _ – Upper limit
  10. _ _ _ _ _ XI _ _ _ – Die from lack of oxygen

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October 10, 2009

Puzzle – Animals Eaten

Filed under: Puzzles,Wordplay — Screenhog @ 8:54 pm

Uh oh! It looks like a large group of animals has been eaten by a different large group of animals! Each word on top is the name of an animal with some letters missing, and the letters missing are the name of an animal from the bottom. Each animal on the bottom is only used once. Can you place them all?

Expert challenge: See if you can complete the puzzle without looking at the animal names on the bottom!

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October 3, 2009

Alphabet

Filed under: Animation,Wordplay — Tags: — Screenhog @ 12:31 pm

There are a lot of early sources that I can point to that made me want to become an animator when I grew up, and one of them was definitely Sesame Street. Oh sure, it was a lot of puppet stuff most of the time, but there were also lots of little animated segments, including ones that taught the alphabet.

These little animations inspired me seven years ago to create an alphabet animation of my own, and while I’d like to do a better one someday, this type of thing still brings back memories of my early childhood.

October 1, 2009

Word Search Puzzle – Over and Under

Filed under: Puzzles,Wordplay — Screenhog @ 9:06 pm

This is just a regular old word search puzzle… except for one thing. Every word or phrase that you have to look for contains the word “OVER” or “UNDER” at least once. That word is replaced in the puzzle by an appropriate symbol… for instance, “DISCOVERY CHANNEL” is in the far right column, going down from the first D. Can you find all of the words and phrases?

Word List:
ANIMAL LOVER
APPLE TURNOVER
DANNY GLOVER
DISCOVERY CHANNEL
DOVER, DELAWARE
FOURLEAF CLOVER
FLOUNDER
GOVERNMENT
GROVER CLEVELAND
HOOVER DAM
HOVERCRAFT
MIND OVER MATTER
MONEY LAUNDERING
ONE UNDER PAR
OVERHEAD
OVERLOAD
OVERWHELMED
OVERWORKED AND UNDERPAID
PIANO MOVER
POVERTY
QUARTER-POUNDER
RED ROVER
SOVEREIGN
THUNDERED
UNDER ARREST
UNDERCOVER AGENT
UNDER SIEGE

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August 21, 2009

CHRIS-Crossword

Filed under: Puzzles,Wordplay — Screenhog @ 4:46 pm

It’s my birthday today! What does that mean? It means that I’m going to put up a puzzle celebrating ME! (Sort of.)

The puzzle below is an almost-finished network of real words. The only things missing are the letters in my name… all single C, H, R, I, and S is gone. Can you figure out how to complete it?

Click here for the answer

August 19, 2009

Twelve Words

Filed under: Puzzles,Wordplay — Screenhog @ 1:25 pm

P.S. I’ve been a bit busy lately (those who know me personally will understand why), and while I plan to maintain my twice-a-week update schedule, I doubt I’ll be able to do much more than that. Just letting you know in advance.

July 28, 2009

Sometimes, I Don’t Feel So Artistic

Filed under: Sketch,Wordplay — Tags: — Screenhog @ 6:43 pm

Way back at the beginning of May, I said I’d participate in a challenge to do 50 sketches before August 1st. Well, there were a few days when I had time to work on drawings, but didn’t feel particularly artistic, so I took my sketches in a slightly different direction.

First, I did a wacky little drawing exercise that you can do at home! You take a piece of paper, and make some wacky shapes on it, as though you were drawing strange blobs. Then, you have to turn that blob into some kind of creature. Here were my blob monsters:

Beautiful works of art? Hardly… but it did push my brain in a different direction, and drawing should do that sometimes. Next, I tried my hand at taking the names of regular objects and trying to turn those names into those things:

Some are obvious, some take a bit of squinting to get.

Only 4 more pictures to go! The challenge concludes this week!

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