Long-time readers know that we often host in-house wordplay contests. Not only do we invite our friends at Penny/Dell Puzzles to participate, but our fellow puzzlers and PuzzleNationers as well!
It’s the holiday season, so we embraced it with this month’s game! Yup, it’s a Penny Pressmas and a Jingle Dell Rock!
Essentially, we challenged our fellow puzzlers to unleash their punny creativity on all things holidays. They could mix and match puzzles with holiday songs, seasonal trappings, and more!
They could create their own puzzly holiday and tell us about the traditions and celebrations! Heck, they could make a puzzly holiday card, if they wished! Anything that struck their fancy, so long as it was puzzle-fueled and holiday flavored.
So, without further ado, let’s see what they came up with!
Some submissions stuck to our traditional holidays:
Here We Come A-Puzzling
It’s the Most Wonderful Timed Framework of the Year
God Bless Us Every One and Only!
The First and Last Noel
Merry Christmas to All Fours, and to All a Good Night!
Others suggested new puzzly holidays:
Boxes Day / Letterboxes Day
All Four Kwanzaa
Yule Know the Odds
“I tried to make a crossword without a certain letter in it… but I couldn’t manage it. Alas, my No-L puzzle will have to be submitted another holiday.” — a participant who wishes to remain anonymous.
One clever puzzler submitted this delightful visual mashup! Do you get it?
And finally, your humble PN blogger couldn’t resist throwing in his own little bit of puzzly holiday fun for you…
He knows when you’re sleeping
And he knows when you’re awake
Plus he knows if you’ve been BAD or GOOD (based on which answer fits in the available grid squares)
Perhaps be good for goodness’ sake
You might not know his name
So let’s all take time to meet him now
Oh who could this figure be
Let’s all say his name aloud
Volumes of puzzles to deliver each year
In dozens of places, and even right here!
Now you know of the legend, you’ve read all the rhymes
Gotta ask Sylla Claustic to make it on time!
Do you have any punny puzzly holiday ideas? Let us know in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you!
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