For years now, we’ve been collaborating on puzzle-themed hashtag games with our pals at Penny Dell Puzzles, and this month’s hook was #PennyDellPuzzlyBands, mashing up Penny Dell puzzles with musicians, singers, bands, and more!
Examples include: The Beat-the-Clock-les, Brick by Brick Astley, or Kris
So, without further ado, check out what the puzzlers at PuzzleNation and Penny Dell Puzzles came up with!
U2 at a Time
Sheryl Crows Soundgarden
Sheryl Letter Crow
Men at Framework
Alphabet Bowling for Soup
Mixmaster Flash and the Furious Five / Grandmaster Flash and the Fancy Fives
Fancy Jackson Fives
The Cracker Jackson 5 / Cracker-Joe-Jackson
The Four Topsy-Turvy Fill-In / ZZ Topsy-Turvy Fill-In
ZZ Top to Bottom
RadioHeads & Tails
The Lemon Heads & Tails
The Lemon Headings
Scramb-Led Zeppelin Words
Mixed Nikki Sixxes
Siouxsie Sioux-doku and the Banshees
Paul Simon Says / Carly Simon Says
Crypto Graham Nash
Sly & the Crypto-Families Stone
Sly and the Family Ties
The Partridge Family Ties
Ringo Starr Words / Ringo Starrspell
Bay City Rollers of the Dice
Derek and the Missing Dominoes
Grand Funk Railroad Ties
Earth, Windowboxes & Fire
Tower of Letter Power
Flower Power Station
Rufus WainRight of Way
Point the Wayland Jennings
Steve Cropperfect Fit
Sum Words 41
KC and the Sum Words Band
Hearts and Flowers
Stepping Rolling Stones
Alice in Chain Words
Busta Pairs in Rhymes
Dexy’s Midnight Punners
New Kidz On The Letterboxes / New Kids on the Blockbuilders
Simple Minds Tickler / Simple Minds Boggler
Right Angles Said Fred
AccorDionne Warwick Words
The Blackout! Crowes / The Blackout! Eyed Peas / Blackout Sabbath!
LudaCrisscross / Kiss-Kross
Fats Domino Theory
Neil Diamond Mine / Neil Diamond Rings
The Lucky Clovers
Miles Around the Block Davis
End of The Skyliners
The Who’s Calling / The Guess Who
Charlie Watts’ My Name
Duke Skellington Key
“My Sudoku” by The Knack
Dell Amitri / Dell La Soul
Tom Penny Publications and the Heartbreakers
Daily Iggy POP Crossword
One puzzler even paired puzzly bands with puzzly songs and albums!
MegaSudokuDeth (“Peace Sells . . . But Who’s Calling?”)
Sonny & Share-A-Letter (“The Beat the Clock Goes On,” “I Got You Know the Odds Babe”)
FleetWord Math (“LandSlide-O-Gram,” “Go Your Own Word Ways”)
Guns N’ Rows Garden (“Sweet Child O’ Diamond Mine,” “Live and Let Diagramless”)
Bingo Crosby (“White Crisscross”)
The Rolling SteppingStones (“Rhyme Time Is on My Side,” “Paint It Blackout!,” “Ruby Cluesday”)
One intrepid puzzler went so far as to rewrite the lyrics to Bungle in the Jungle by Jethro Tull! So please enjoy Bungle In The Jumble…
My friend says she’s bored, yeah she’s lonely and older
I thought, “She needs puzzles.”, and that’s what I told her
With fun illustrations they’re hers for the taking
She can finish several while her cookies are baking
Now she is hooked; she is terribly spellbound
She quickly deciphers and shares whatever she’s found
Bungle in the jumble, well for her that’s a breeze
Don’t give her easy puzzles, ‘cause she’ll say they’re a tease
Our readership also got it on the fun!
Laura Campbell offered up SyllacroSTYX and Bananaramagram Magic Squares. (Judy Schumacker on Twitter also pitched Bananaramagram Magic Squares!)
Sandra Halbrook posted Christopher Cross Sums, and Roni Gunn shared Slay-er-cros-tic.
Terrific puns all around!
Have you come up with any Penny Dell Puzzly Bands entries of your own? Let us know! We’d love to see them!
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