Welcome to Follow-Up Friday!
By this time, you know the drill. Follow-Up Friday is a chance for us to revisit the subjects of previous posts and bring the PuzzleNation audience up to speed on all things puzzly.
And today, I’d like to return to the subject of hashtag games!
You may be familiar with the board game Schmovie, hashtag games on Twitter, or @midnight’s Hashtag Wars segment on Comedy Central.
Last month, a hashtag game was part of our International TableTop Day festivities. The hook was Penny/Dell Puzzle Movies, and it was great fun.
Well, we’ve decided to make it a monthly game, and this month’s hook was Penny/Dell Puzzle Songs!
Examples might be “Lucy in the Sky with Nine of Diamonds” or “Man in the Mirror Image” or “Dream Weaver Words.”
So, without further ado, check out what the puzzlers at PuzzleNation and Penny/Dell Puzzles came up with!
Penny’s from Heaven
We are Crypto-Families
Piggybacks in the U.S.S.R.
Say Say Say That Again
Do You Want To Know A Secret Word
Jenny From The Block Letters
You’re the First and Last, My Everything
Double Trouble No More
Double Crosswords Trouble
Battleships of Fools
Stoplines (In the Name of Love)
More than Codewords
Hip to be Jigsaw Squares
Hip To Be Anagram Magic Square
Anagram Magic Carpet Ride
Crackerjacks and Diane
Jack & Diagramless
Halftime After Time
Too Much Rhyme Time on My Hands
Rhyme Time and Time Again
Give and Take It to the Limit
Give & Take a Chance on Me
We’re Not Gonna Take It from There
Frame By Framework
Across and Downbound Train
Lay Across and Down Sally
Flower Power of Love
Where Have All the Flower Powers Gone?
Places, Please Please Me
Friends in Low Places, Please
Letterboxes To Me
Love Letterboxes in the Sand
Thick As A Brick By Brick
Brick by Brick to Heaven
Goodbye Brick by Brick Road
Another Brick by Brick in the Wall
Wish You Were Here & There
Pinball Wizard Words
Mystery State of Love and Trust
A Hard Rains A-Gonna Quotefall
Take Me Out to the Bowl Game
The Itsy Bitsy Spider’s Web
Bull’s-Eye Spiral of the Tiger
Candle in the Windowboxes
I’ve Been Working on the Railroad Ties
Under the Scoreboardwalk
Free Your Mind Tickler
Runaround the Block Sue
Ringmaster of Fire
Old Time Rock and Roll of the Dice
Walk Like an Encryption
A Boy Named Su-Doku
Girls Just Wanna Have Bible Fun
Text Message in a Bottle
Out on the Missing Tiles
The Bookworms of Love
50 Ways to Leave Your Logic Lover
Guess Who Can It Be Now?
Make the Rainbow Connection
Matching Circles in the Sand
Power of Two for One
What’s Left? Of Center
Add One Is the Loneliest Number
Will the Circle Search Be Unbroken?
Alphabet Soup John B
Triangle Sum Kind of Wonderful
Everybody Wants You Know the Odds
The Shadow Knows
I Put A Spellathon You
A View To A Skill-O-Gram
Trans-Europe Crossword Express
Anagrams-a Got Run Over by a Reindeer
Cryptogram-ma Got Run Over By A Reindeer
One fellow puzzler even went so far as to create new puzzly lyrics for some of these songs!
- Brand New Keyword – Deanna Carter
I’ve got a brand new pair of Cryptograms, you’ve got a brand new Keyword
- You Don’t Bring Me Flower Powers – Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand
B: You don’t bring me Flower Powers. You don’t give me Codewords.
N: You hardly talk to me anymore, when you solve on that floor at the end of the day
- Quotefalls – TLC
Don’t go chasing Quotefalls
Please stick to the Fill-Ins and the Takeouts you’re used to
- Crossword Traffic – Jimi Hendrix
Ninety words per hour, baby, that’s the speed I solve.
All in all, the game was great fun!
Plus, we received some submissions from solvers on Twitter! Friend of the blog Robin Stears submitted Runaround Sudoku, The Old Rugged Crostic, and Do You Believe in Magic Squares?, while @Francespuzzles submitted a boatload of good ones, like Blowin’ in the Windowboxes; That’s All Right Angles, and Crimson and Lucky Clover!
Have you come up with any Penny/Dell Puzzle Songs of your own? Let us know! We’d love to see them!
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