It’s Follow-Up Friday: The Wonderful World of Wordplay edition!

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’m posting the results of our #PennyDellPuzzleDisney hashtag game!

You may be familiar with the board game Schmovie, hashtag games on Twitter, or @midnight’s Hashtag Wars segment on Comedy Central.

For the last few months, we’ve been collaborating on puzzle-themed hashtag games with our pals at Penny Dell Puzzles, and this month’s hook was #PennyDellPuzzleDisney, mashing up Penny Dell puzzles and anything and everything having to do with characters, songs, theme parks, and all things Disney!

Examples include: The Jungle Bookworms, A Whole New Word Seek, or Lilo & Stretch Letters!

So, without further ado, check out what the puzzlers at PuzzleNation and Penny Dell Puzzles came up with!


Disney Puzzle Films, Shows, and Characters!

Crypto-Family Robinson / Swiss Family Ties Robinson

Beauty and the Beat the Clock / Beauty and the Word Seek

Zoo-Doku-topia

Abacus in Wonderland

The Throwbacks of Notre Dame

The Little Puzzler Mermaid / The Little MerMaze

Buried Treasure Island

101 Associations / A 101 Quotations

The Sword in the Stepping Stones

Mary Stoplines

Escape to Which Way Words Mountain

The Windowbox and the Hound

White Fan’ Words

These Three Musketeers / The Three of a Kind Musketeers

Oliver and Three’s Company

The Lotto King

Crackerella

Al-add-one / AladdIn the Middle

Crisscross-topher Robin

Crackerjacks Sparrow

Pollyanagrams

Peter Panagrams

National Treasure Hunt

Monsters, Incognito

Cruella De-V-Words

Monkeys Go Home Runs

The Lucky Star to the Right

Winnie-the-Pooh and the Honey-comb Tree

The Three Little Piggybacks

Off with her Heads & Tails

Cross Aristocats

The Jumble Book

Disney’s Into the Tanglewoods

Sheriff Callie’s Wild Window Boxes

Mickey Mouse Cryptohouse

Minnie’s Mixed Bag of Tricks!

Pluto in the Round

Snow Whitelines and The Shadow Dwarfs


Disney Theme Park Puzzles!

The Wonderful Codeword of Disney

Anagram Magic Kingdom / Animal Crackers Kingdom

Epcot In the Middle (or is it center???…)

The Carousel of Progress-ions

Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spinwheel


Disney Song Puzzles!

“When You Wish Upon a Starspell”

“Whistle While You Framework”

“Be Our Guest Star Framework”

“The Pairs Necessities”

“Some Day My Printout Will Come”

“Under the ABC’s”

“It’s a Small Change (After All)”

“Can You Paint with All the Color by Numbers of the Wind?” / “Color of the Wind-ow Boxes”

“Circles in the Square of Life” / “The Full Circle of Life”

“Do You Want to Build-A-Pyramid?”

“Let It Go Fish”

“Heigh Ho HeigHocus Pocus”

“A Whole New Whirlybird”

“Song of the North South”

“You’ll Fill-In My Heart”

“Little Puzzler Showers”

“Step by Step in Time”

“Kakuro Matata”

“Be True To Your Hearts and Flowers”

“Bibbidi Bobbidi Boomerang” / “Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Book” / “Bippity-Boppity-Bookworms”

“Zip-It Dee Doo Dah, Zip-It Dee Ay!
My oh my what a Number-Jumble day!
Plenty of Sunrays Headings my way!
Zip-It Dee Doo Dah, Zip-It Dee Ay!”


Have you come up with any Penny Dell Puzzle Disney entries of your own? Let us know! We’d love to see them!

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It’s Follow-Up Friday: Crosswordnado edition!

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’m posting solutions to our Sharknado and Crosswordese puzzles from the last two weeks!

Two Follow-Up Fridays ago, I posted a deduction puzzle in honor of Sharknado 3 rampaging its way across TV screens all over the world, and I challenged you to complete the schedule of mayhem wrought by our five heroes with five different weapons across five different cities on five different days! (Whew!)

How did you do?

And that brings us to our second solution. Last week, we discussed crosswordese — those words that only seem to appear in crosswords, to the dismay and bafflement of casual solvers — and I created a 9×9 grid loaded with crosswordese.

Did you conquer the challenge?

ACROSS

1. Toward shelter, to salty types — ALEE
3. Arrow poison OR how a child might describe their belly button in writing — INEE
5. Flightless bird OR Zeus’s mother — RHEA
6. Hireling or slave — ESNE
8. “Kentucky Jones” actor OR response akin to “Duh” — DER
9. Compass dir. OR inhabitant’s suffix — ESE
12. Wide-shoe width OR sound of an excited squeal — EEE
15. No longer working, for short OR soak flax or hemp — RET
16. Like a feeble old woman OR anagram of a UFO pilot — ANILE
17. Actress Balin OR Pig ____ poke — INA

DOWN

1. Mean alternate spelling for an eagle’s nest — AYRIE
2. Old-timey exclamation — EGAD
3. Unnecessarily obscure French river or part of the Rhone-Alpes region — ISERE
4. Supplement OR misspelling of a popular cat from a FOX Saturday morning cartoon — EKE
7. Maui goose — NENE
10. An abbreviated adjective covering school K through 12 OR how you might greet a Chicago railway — ELHI
11. My least favorite example of crosswordese OR good and mad — IRED
12. Ornamental needlecase — ETUI
13. Movie feline OR “Frozen” character — ELSA
14. Shooting marble OR abbreviation for this missing phrase: “truth, justice, and ____” — TAW

I hope you enjoyed both of these challenging puzzles! If you haven’t had your fill of crafty puzzlers, worry not! We’ll be tackling another tough brain teaser in two weeks!

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