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The Puzzle Depot is pleased to bring you the 16th PUNZZLES Contest for those who love word puzzles. PUNZZLES are configurations of letters, numbers, words, lines and symbols that translate into familiar words, phrases or expressions. They can also represent movies, TV shows, names, book or song titles and sporting events, among other things. In short, PUNZZLES will stretch your brain for hours of fun, enjoyable puzzle solving! Visit the PUNZZLES Page to see solution instructions and examples.

Contest Rules and Prize Selection

The prizes offered in the PUNZZLES Contest are shown on our Rules and Prizes Page.
  • Contest entry is free and is open to all persons except business associates of A2zNews.com, LLC. and FS Enterprises.
  • The contest consists of 25 PUNZZLES and 1 Super PUNZZLE (No. 26 is more diffcult).
  • All puzzle solution entries will be reviewed and the first all-correct entry received will be the winner.
  • If no all-correct entries are received, the winning entry will be determined by the most correct answers.
  • Entries must be received by noon Eastern Daylight Time on November 15, 1997.
  • Correct solutions and the winning entrant's name will be posted after the conclusion of the contest.
  • Postal mail entries will also be accepted at FS Enterprises, Punzzles Dept., P.O. Box 309, North Conway, NH 03860.
  • FS Enterprises (creator of PUNZZLES) will be the sole judge of all entries.

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1)                                     2)

       SKROW TI  IT WORKS                     TPUBHLICE

           (4 words)                          (4 words)


3)                                     4) 

                 WORD                           FFeIFeRFeE
         FUNNY   WORD
         FUNNY   WORD

           (4 words)                          (4 or 6 words)


5)                                    6)

          DYNAMIC                             ASLEEPl

         (2 words)                           (4 words)


7)                                    8)
        |            |                          AGHEINDDA
        |            |
        |   CRYING   | LAUGHING
        |            |
        |            |

           (4 words)                            (2 words)


9)                                   10)
         T$H$E                              |          |          
                                            |W         |
                                            |A FALL    |
                                            |Y         |
                                            |          |                       

       (3 words)                             (4 words)


11)                                  12)

            2                                  W  W
        E=mc HAND                              H  H
                                               A  A
                                               T  T
                                               I  I
                                               T  T

       (4 words)                             (5 words)


13)                                  14)

       UNTIMELY                              F O R C E
              -                                      C
      (2 words)                             (2 words)


15)                                  16)                       

     P   O   I   N   T                       SPANL

          (2 words)                        (3 words)


17)                                 18) 
       |             |                      pMAoRLnINd
       |     NEW     |  OLD
       |             |

         (8 words)                          (6 words)

19)                                 20)
         ROOD                             K  THE  L
                                            C   O

      (2 words)                           (3 words)



                            (4 words)                              


22)                                 23)

         G     O                              WELCOME
                                            + WELCOME

        (3 words)                            (2 words)


24)                                 25)
       ACTCAOKUENT                          +--------+
                                            |        |
                                            |   NI   | SIDE
                                            |        |
        (3 words)                            (3 words)


26 )                        (Super Punzzle)              

                               (1 word)


The Winner and Answers For Contest 16

Winner = Jennie Stebbins
We thank all 165 of those who entered this contest. The winning entry had a score of 24 out of 26 and was selected as the winner per the contest rules. Ms. Stebbins has not yet chosen her prize.

Here are the answers: (multiple correct answers separated by new lines under same number)

 1)  It works both ways
 2)  In the public eye
 3)  Too funny for words
 4)  (Too many)irons in the fire
 5)  Dynamic duo
 6)  Asleep at the wheel  (wee 'L')
 7)  Laughing on the outside, crying on the inside
     (For some reason, many people gave only either half of this answer,
      so half credit was given whenever that was done).
 8)  Hidden agenda
 9)  In the money
10)  Fall by the wayside
11)  The matter at hand
12)  What it comes down to
13)  Untimely end
14)  Join forces
     Combined forces
15)  Point spread
     Stretching the point
16)  Change of plans
     Plans gone awry
     Messed up plans
     (I accepted a number of similar answers for this one)
17)  Out with the old, in with the new
18)  Big fish in a small/little pond
19)  Back door
20)  Around the clock
21)  String of bad luck
     Run of bad luck
     Streak of bad luck
22)  Go to pieces
23)  Welcome addition
24)  Take into account
25)  Turn inside out
26)  Utilize

Additional details may be found on the Contests Page.

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