Answers to our Thanksgiving Word Seek Puzzle!

Happy Thanksgiving, PuzzleNationers!

Last Thursday, we celebrated Thanksgiving with a holiday-themed word seek, loaded with all the traditional Thanksgiving trimmings.

Everything from turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing to pumpkin pie, turnip, and yams was hidden in our dastardly grid. And unlikely many word seeks where the words read out in a straight line, the words in this grid can wind, turn, and double-back within their patches.

Did you find them all?

If not, we’ve got the solution to our Thanksgiving word seek for you today!

But first, here’s one last chance to solve it before we reveal the answer…

Okay, that’s more than fair. It’s time for the answer grid!

As you can see, even with the entries divvied up into their various patches, it’s still not immediately clear what the entry is. That’s what makes a Patchword-style word seek tougher than you’d expect.

So how did you do? Let us know in the comments section below! We’d love to hear from you.


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A Puzzly Story for the Whole Family!

Happy Thanksgiving, fellow puzzlers and PuzzleNationers!

In honor of a day dedicated to family and giving thanks for the many blessings in our lives, I’ve got a puzzly story to share with you.

Let’s start with a brain teaser: Samuel was born first, but his twin brother Ronan is older. How is that possible?

[Image courtesy of Cape Cod Healthcare’s Facebook page.]

The answer? When Daylight Savings Time gets involved.

In the early hours of Sunday, November 6, Emily Peterson was at the hospital with her husband Seth, delivering twin boys. But after the birth of her son Samuel, the time change got involved and made the blessed event a tiny bit stranger.

From an article on Fox News, passed along to me by friend of the blog Gina Kanter:

Emily Peterson gave birth to the first baby, Samuel, at 1:39 a.m., before clocks turned back at 2 a.m. […] Then, 31 minutes later, she delivered Ronan. Because Ronan’s birth came after the time change, his official birth time was 1:10 a.m., not 2:10 a.m.

And although one of the nurses said she’s never seen something like this in 40 years of work as a nurse, the father wasn’t surprised. “I said earlier that night that they were either going to be born on two different days or the time change was going to come into play.”

Of course, we know which child is actually older, but when you look at the delivery times and then ask who is older, it makes for a great story. It’s not every child that inspires a brain teaser on his day of birth, so kudos to Ronan and Samuel for creating a wonderful little puzzly gem.

Have a marvelous holiday!


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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, fellow puzzlers and PuzzleNationers!

Today is a day for family and friends, and we here at PuzzleNation are so so grateful for each and every member of the PuzzleNation community.

In fact, we’re closing in on 1250 Likes on Facebook, which means another member of the PuzzleNation audience will be receiving a free app download!

And so, in the spirit of giving thanks, I’ve cooked up a little brain-teaser for you on this delightful Turkey Day.

Below, you’ll find two sets of blanks, bookended by letters. Can you come up with seven- or eight-letter words to fill all of these blanks?

P _______________ N     G _______________ T
U _______________ A      I _______________ H
Z _______________ T      V _______________ A
Z _______________ I        I _______________ N
L _______________ O     N _______________ K
E _______________ N     G _______________ S

For instance, can you come up with a seven- or eight-letter word that starts with P and ends with N? Pavilion or playpen would fit the bill.

See if you can fill all of the blanks, and submit your answers here, on Twitter, on Tumblr, or on Facebook! One intrepid solver will receive the Thanksgiving Wishbone and win a prize of their choice!

Have a marvelous holiday, PuzzleNationers! Be well and enjoy the day!