Got a good logic problem? Count me in!
It all started when we were looking for a fun follow-up to our best-selling
puzzle book Happy Quilter Word Search—Volume 1. Would volume 2 be more word searches? What else could we do? It
turns out that quilters like word games. And so do I! (I am a quilter after
all.) So what could be better than a book of Happy Quilter Variety Puzzles?
I had a great time researching the different types of word
problems out there. I didn't have far to go: when I'm bored at airports, I'm
often attracted to the variety puzzle books in the news sellers. Once I have
the variety puzzle books in my hand, I quickly fill in all of the logic
problems. Or at least I try… Some of the harder ones are challenging!
Happy Quilter Variety Puzzles—Volume 2 definitely features
logic problems (easy ones and harder ones… all quilt-centric of course). But it
also has crossword puzzles, word scrambles, and of course, more word searches!
I even discovered and included several new-to-me word puzzles: Criss Crosses, Word Mines, and
Word RoundUps. Have you seen these in your newspaper?
In Word Mines, you take a word (in our case a quilt block
name) and make as many other words as you can from those letters. How many four-letter words can you come up with from the letters in Bowtie? (There are two—plus 15 three-letter words!) If you're good at Scrabble, you'll be
good at this one.
Criss Crosses are a combination of word search and crossword
puzzles. (But a bit easier, at least to my mind…) You get a crossword-like grid and a
list of words (like in a word search). Then you have to plot your words into
the grid using things like number of letters and shared letters to figure out
Word RoundUps are also a cross between a word search and
crossword puzzle, but in this one you have a grid like you would in a word search. Instead
of being given the words to find, like in a word search, you're given clues, like
in a crossword puzzle.
With more than 60 different puzzles, there are plenty of
puzzles to chose from. I hope you have fun finding solutions! Pick up your copy of Happy Quilter Variety Puzzles today.
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